Steen Kirby, Tennis East Coast
Lukas Rosol won his second career ATP title in Winston-Salem on Sunday, defeating now two-time ATP finalist Jerzy Janowicz 3-6 7-6 7-5, in a thrilling ending for the 2014 Emirates US Open Series. Rosol had to save two match points serving 4-5 in the third set, and from there he seized the momentum to power through to the finish, winning the next two games after holding serve to grab the victory.
Rosol will now be a top 30 player, while Janowicz, who is playing his best tennis this season, will return to the top 50, albeit disappointed he couldn’t win his maiden title this week. Rosol won a hard-fought match in the semifinals over Rendy Lu, coming back from a break down in the first set to win that set, and eventually win the match in 3 full sets. Janowicz beat Sam Querrey in 3, in a match many think Querrey should have won, as he had many missed opportunities.
Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah beat Jamie Murray/John Peers for the doubles title.