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Soderling beats Monfils in Paris Masters final

sports Updated: Nov 14, 2010 21:32 IST

Robin Soderling of Sweden won his first Masters 1000 title on Sunday by beating Gael Monfils of France 6-1, 7-6 (1) in the Paris Masters final.

The fourth-seeded Swede hit a forehand volley to clinch his sixth career title.

Soderling became the first Swede to win a Masters 1000 tournament since Thomas Enqvist in 2000 at Cincinnati. He will leapfrog Andy Murray of Britain to rise to a career-high No. 4 in the rankings.

As usual, Soderling relied heavily on his powerful first serve. He hit nine aces and never faced a break point.