STUTTGART, Germany – Top-seeded Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia won his first title of the year, beating Juan Monaco of Argentina 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 Sunday in a rain-delayed Mercedes Cup final.
Tipsarevic is ranked No. 8 and was the only top-10 player not to have won a tournament this year. The second-seeded Monaco was seeking his third title of the year.
Tipsarevic surrendered a 4-1 lead in the second set after a brief rain delay. He also dropped his serve after a longer, 20-minute interruption in the third. But he won the next two games on Monaco's serve to capture his first title on clay.