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Nalbandian wins Stockholm Open

sports Updated: Oct 12, 2008 20:23 IST

Top-seeded David Nalbandian capped a near perfect week with a 6-2, 5-7, 6-3 win over local favorite Robin Soderling to win the Stockholm Open final on Sunday. The seventh-ranked Argentine lost just one set, the second set of the final, in five matches on the Royal Tennis Hall's hardcourts.

It was his second win of the season and his ninth career victory. Nalbandian won his first title of the year in Buenos Aires in February and lost the championship match in Acapulco the following week.

Both players held their serve in the third set until the seventh game, when Nalbandian broke to take a 4-3 lead on his fourth break point after the Swede netted a backhand.

Nalbandian then held to love to lead 5-3 and wrapped up the match with another break after Soderling double-faulted on match point.