Serb tennis player Janko Tipsarevic has won the Kremlin Cup by beating compatriot and defending champ Viktor Troicki in the final.
Tipsarevic started the match with a break and, despite having some problems with his first serve, took the opening set, 6-4.
Then, in the second set, Troicki had practically lost the chance of defending his title after four games.
Tipsarevic needed less than an hour and a half to wrap up a well-deserved straight-sets victory, 6-4, 6-2.
“It’s definitely my career-best season as I’ve claimed two titles this year,” Tisparevic said as cited by AP news agency. “It was much more a kind of mind game today as Viktor [Troicki] and I know each other very well, being very close friends off the court. But I’m very happy to win that game.“
In the women’s final, Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia lifted the trophy by beating Estonia’s Kaia Kanepi, 3-6, 7-7, 7-5.
The Kremlin Cup is an annual tennis tournament which has been on the ATP and WTA calendar since 1990.