Pablo Andujar ends title drought with Gstaad win

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Spain's Pablo Andujar ended a two-year ATP Tour title drought when he defeated Argentina's Juan Monaco in the final of the Swiss Open in Gstaad on Sunday.

The 28-year old Spaniard needed just two sets to clinch his third Tour title, eventually beating his opponent 6-3, 7-5 in a dominant display.

Win drought

Andujar last won in 2012, when he defeated compatriot Albert Ramos in the final of the Grand Prix Hassan II in Casablanca, and his victory in Gstaad means all three of his Tour wins to date have now come on the red dirt.

Oddly enough it was the first meeting between the experienced pair and the Spaniard was clearly delighted with his win.

"I'm very happy, it was a very tough match, I knew it would be a fight physically," he told the media.

"The first set was basically played in two points.

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"I won those points and that was the set. He got an advantage in the second set, but finally I made it. I played great on the last few points.

"After working a lot, it all pays off when you get to hold the trophy. It's amazing."

"I've been returning well all week that that helped me," said Andujar. "I don't have the best serve so I try to put pressure with the return. That's what I did this week."

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Spanish tradition

Iberians have a fine tradition at Gstaad, with 13-wins since 1990, understandable when you consider clay is generally the favoured surface for the top Spaniards.

Andujar, with a highest ranking of 33, also became the 11th Spaniard this season to win on the ATP Tour from 42 tournaments, underlining the strength in depth of Iberian tennis.

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