Qualifier Mahut Wins 1st Career Title at 31 in s’Hertogenbosch, Lopez Wins Eastbourne
Qualifier Nicolas Mahut blitzed through both qualifying and the main draw to win his first career ATP title in the Netherlands. #240 Mahut beat Stan Wawrinka in the final 6-3, 6-4, and at the age of 31, surprised a whole lot of fans and pundits. In his post-match interview, he mentioned that just six months ago he wasn’t sure if he would play professionally again. He now his has his first title in three tries.
Mahut also beat Ricardas Berankis, Andrey Kuznetsov, Evgeny Donskoy and Xaiver Malisse in the main draw, while Wawrinka beat Steve Darcis (who replaced Igor Sijsling as a lucky loser), Paolo Lorenzi, Jeremy Chardy and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.
Max Mirnyi and Horia Tecau beat Andre Begemann and Martin Emmrich to take the doubles title.
Feliciano Lopez toppled Gilles Simon 7-6, 6-7, 6-0 and at the age of 31 wins his 3rd career title and his first title in 3 years. Lopez, who was also a finalist in Memphis, beat Jarkko Nieminen, Juan Monaco, Fernando Verdasco and Ivan Dodig before Simon. Simon, in his first final of the year, beat Kyle Edmund, Bernard Tomic, and Andreas Seppi.
Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares beat Colin Fleming and Jonathan Marray to take the doubles title.