ATP Kitzbuhel - Robin Haase successfully defends his title


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ATP Kitzbuhel - Robin Haase successfully defends his title

Dutchman Robin Haase has won the bet-at-home Cup in Kitzbuhel, Austria for the second year in a row. The big hitting Dutchman beat German Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-7(2), 6-3, 6-2 in 128 minutes. Haase is now 9-0 lifetime at this clay court event.

"I didn't feel too much pressure even if I was the defending champion," commented Haase. "I was a bit nervous in the first match against [Philipp] Oswald. From the quarter-finals on, I started a bit nervously before calming down and winning.

I'm happy I won here again. I don't think many players have won here twice. It doesn't happen too often nowadays. I'm very proud of that." Haase now heads to London to play in the Olympic Games and is scheduled to play aaginst Richard Gasquet on Sunday "I will fly to London tonight at 9 p.m.," commented Haase. "Against Gasquet, I have to play with confidence and serve well."