Dolgopolov bests Haas in rainy Washington

Aug. 5, 2012 at 11:02 PM   |   0 comments

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov notched his second career title Sunday, waiting out two rain delays to rally past Tommy Haas of Germany at the Citi Open.

Second-seeded Dolgopolov dropped the first set in a tiebreaker but ultimately prevailed over the fourth-seeded Haas 6-7 (7-5), 6-4, 6-1.

Play was interrupted briefly late in the first set, then was stopped for a longer time before the tiebreaker due to heavy rainfall.

The contest was delayed nearly 3 hours in total.

The 23-year-old Dolgopolov improved to 2-2 in finals after winning last year at Umag.

Haas, meanwhile, fell to 13-11 all-time in title matches while appearing in his third final in five tournaments. He bested Roger Federer in the Halle final in June.

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