KITZBUEHEL, Austria – Marcel Granollers won his fourth career ATP title after overcoming a slow start to defeat second-seeded Juan Monaco 0-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4 at the bet-at-home Cup on Saturday.
The 53rd-ranked Spaniard earned his first title since also beating Monaco in Valencia two years ago. Granollers improved to 4-2 in career finals.
Monaco, who won the event in 2007, broke Granollers' first service game with a winner off the net cord and added two more breaks to take the opening set in 23 minutes.
Granollers used his first break chance and went 5-3 up in the second but failed to serve out the set before finally clinching it in a tiebreaker.
Granollers lost a 4-0 lead in the deciding set but converted his fourth match point on Monaco's serve.