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Montanes repeats as Estoril champion

May 9, 2010 at 4:13 PM

ESTORIL, Portugal, May 9 (UPI) -- Albert Montanes of Spain repeated as champion of the Estoril Open Sunday, defeating Portuguese Frederico Gil 6-2, 6-7 (4-7), 7-5.

Montanes, the fourth seed, raised his career finals record with 4-4 with the victory over the home crowd favorite. He downed world No. 1 Roger Federer in the semifinals to reach the championship round.

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With the win, Montanes became the first back-to-back winner at Estoril since Thomas Muster took the event in 1995-96.

Gil, meanwhile, failed in his bid to win his first ATP title. He reached the final after outlasting fifth-seeded Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the previous round.

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