ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AFP) – Stan Wawrinka filled in a last gap in his career trophy collection on Sunday, beating holder Tomas Berdych 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 to claim his first indoor title in the Rotterdam World Tennis event.
The 29-year-old can now boast a matched set of honours — 250 (six of them) and 500 series ATP titles, the Monte Carlo Masters 1000 from last spring, his 2014 Australian Open crown, a 2008 Beijing Olympic doubles gold medal with Roger Federer plus Switzerland’s first Davis Cup title won last November over France.
Number eight Wawrinka is hopeful that with smart scheduling and diligence, he can keep on creating more personal history on court.
Wawrinka now owns nine career titles. He came good for his latest trophy after last playing Rotterdam a decade ago.
Third seed Berdych had been looking for a second straight title at the Ahoy Stadium and was bidding to defend a title for the first time in his career.
Wawrinka, who heads to Marseille next week as second seed, finished on just under
two hours with three aces and three breaks of serve.