Dolgopolov wins 2nd career title after beating Haas in Washington final

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Second seed Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine won his second ATP Tour title after beating German Tommy Haas 6-7 (7)  6-4  6-1 in the final of the Citi Open in Washington.

Neither of the players has lost a set on their way to the final, Dolgopolov overcoming Querrey in the semis and Haas booking his final spot with a victory over top seed Fish.

Haas and Dolgopolov have never played against each other before and it wasn’t easy to pick a favourite for this match, with both players on top form throughout the whole week.

In the first set that went to a tiebreak, there were two rain interruptions before Haas got the upper hand, prevailing 9-7 in the ‘breaker’.

There was only one break of serve in the second set and after the Ukrainian took Haas’s serve in the final game, he levelled the match at one set apiece.

Dolgopolov stepped up his game in the third set, breaking the German twice more and after 2 hours and 15 minutes, the trophy was his.

With this win, Dolgopolov will move up to 16 in the rankings, whereas Haas will be world no.25 when the rankings come out on Monday.

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