facebook
twitter
search
search

Simon triumphs over Romanian favorite

Sept. 16, 2007 at 4:10 PM

BUCHAREST, Romania, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- France's Gilles Simon rallied for a three-set victory over Bucharest's Victor Hanescu Sunday in the Romanian Open final.

Hanescu, who gained a wild card entry into the event, enjoyed the support of the home crowd in his first ATP final. He also was on the brink of victory after taking the first set Sunday.

But Simon roared back to post a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 win.

It was the sixth-seeded Simon's ATP crown of the year; he previously beat Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus in the title match at Marseille in February.

Hanescu was trying to become the first Romanian to win an ATP event since Andrei Pavel won the Montreal Masters in August 2001.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview
Report: Aldridge steps back to consider plans
First shoe drops in St. Louis Cardinals' hacking scandal
Miami Heat sign first-round F Winslow