Roland Garros finalist Robin Soderling became the first Swede in nearly two decades to win the Rotterdam Open as he defeated injured former champion Mikhail Youzhny 6-4, 2-0 on Sunday.
Anders Jarryd in 1993 was Sweden’s last winner at the Ahoy arena. World number eight Soderling broke a personal title dry spell dating back to last July in Bastad as he won in 54 minutes.
Youzhny was unable to go on, ending his participation after losing serve in the second game of the second set after taking treatment in the first set.
“I’m sorry I could not finish,” said Youzhny.