Slovakia's Martin Klizan beat italy's Fabio Fognini 6-2, 6-3 in the final of the St. Petersburg Open to win his first career title. Klizan is the first player from his nation in over eight years to win an ATP title and will move to a career high ranking of no.
33 on Monday. "It's always very difficult to play a tournament after Davis Cup," commented Klizan. "I've played many matches and it was a tough Davis Cup for us, so it was a very, very tough week this one.
I was really ‘dead’ yesterday after the match, but I've played really solid this week and I'm very happy to win my first title. I hope I can get more points at the end of this season. I said last year that I would like to be Top 100 by the end of this year and I've already done it.
Now I've been Top 50, Top 40, maybe I can be Top 30 at the end of the year. I hope I can be healthy and still with enough power to play until the end of the season. I've played many, many great weeks."