Djokovic Takes Title in Front of Home Crowd

May 14, 2009

Austria – Kennelbach — HEAD Player Novak Djokovic defeated Lucacs Kubot from Poland in straight sets 6:3, 7:6 (0) in front of his home crowd to take the top spot at the Serbia Open. This victory marked the Serb’s 13th ATP career title. Djokovic plays with the YOUTEK Speed Pro.

“It is a great honor to be the first winner of Serbia Open. This victory means the most to me in my whole career, as this was the first time I played in front of domestic audience. All I would like to do tonight is to celebrate this victory with those closest to me,” said Djokovic.

Russian HEAD player Mikhail Youzhny advanced to the final round of the BMW Open in Munich, Germany where he was defeated by Czech Tomas Berdych. Youzhny lost in three tight sets 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5). Youzhny plays with a HEAD MicroGel Extreme Pro with Teflon polymer.

Among others, the unseeded 26-year old beat No. 3 Nicolas Almagro and No. 7 Paul-Henri Mathieu on his way to the final.

French HEAD Pro Jeremy Chardy claimed a semi final spot beating No. 2 seeded HEAD Fellow Marin Cilic 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 where he was finally defeated by eventual winner Berdych 6-1, 5-7, 6-2.

In Estoril, unseeded Paul Capdeville from Chile defeated No. 5 seeded David Nalbandian in the first round and reached the semi finals.

On the women’s side, Svetlana Kuznetsova claimed the final spot Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome winning against No. 3 seeded Jelena Jankovic 6-1 7-6 (3) and HEAD fellow player Victoria Azarenka in the semi final 6-2, 6-4.