Czech Tomas Berdych won this title Sunday in Shenzhen beating in the final to Frenchman Richard Gasquet in three sets thus adds his thirteenth title and the first of the season, also standing in the race to enter the Masters in London New Year’s Eve.

Meanwhile Karen Khachanov became the fourth player of the new batch of men’s tennis to win an ATP tournament this season (with nick kyrgios, Lucas Pouille and Alexander Zverev) defeating in three sets in the final of Chengdu to Catalan Albert Ramos. On the other hand is the first Russian to lift a trophy for three years.

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History evenly between two players of the same generation. 7 races for each, the last played at Indian Wells this year. Berdych won that game three. The today in Shenzhen accounted for parity. A break side and outcome of the first set in tie-break. Czech takes the lead 4-2 but Gasquet chains three points. It is then that adds three Berdych closing with his eighth ace 7-6 (7-5) in about an hour.

The Central kept the pressure on in the next chapter breaking in the third game and confirmation expectant position being 3-1. The Czech had match point in the ninth game that could not capitalize. Gasquet got into a fight breaking in the tenth and imposing in the second tiebreaker 7-6 (2). In the decisive break Berdych early and watching their service until the end takes the title 6-3.

At the end of Chengdu, Albert Ramos met an opponent who alternated brilliant shots Blunders own inexperience. Indeed youth Khachanov failed to capitalize the failed Catalan serving for the first set 5-4 and move a marker to be placed against 3-1 in the tiebreaker. Albert very cleverly sought to secure its shipments hoping that anxiety consumed at Moscow 20 years and thus reach the fruits. Khachanov ended up yielding 7-6 (7-4).

The party maintained the same trend in the second episode. Albert playing with the desperation of his rival who still firing winner’s sticks with the same interspersed with bad decisions to come to the net, situations exploited by the Catalan to spend with individual ‘passing shots’. In addition, she serves him out of trouble deleting up to four breakpoints.

Another tiebreaker to decide the fate of the sleeve. A Albert him was perfect in these definitions to Dimitrov won the two disputed. Khachanov went ahead 2-0 but a ball on the line and good service enabled Albert recover. Russian with another forehand winner and a long parallel Albert wrongly placed back 20 years to 4-2 and then 6-3. This time Khachanov said well and closed 7-6 (3). 2 hours 4 minutes played.

A string of errors of Russian in the third ‘game’ was to hand over the serve but Albert returned the courtesy giving himself away. In the eighth game Albert was dangerously 0-30, won two straight points with a lot of courage but a double fault left him on the brink. Khachanov a long ball hits the baseline; Catalan asks the hawkeye confirms his nightmare. 5-3 to Russian and service for championship.

Russian very confident eliminated mistakes and ended up winning 6-3 after 2 hours 39 minutes, curiously similar time to the end of Shenzhen. Great week for both Albert confirming that it is the fourth best Spanish player Rafael Nadal after ranking, David Ferrer and Roberto Bautista Khachanov while leaving the retina that with more experience and improving net game could be the tennis player from Russia seeks withdrawals Marat Safin and Nikolay Davydenko.

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Czech Tomas Berdych won this title Sunday in Shenzhen beating in the final to Frenchman Richard Gasquet in three sets thus adds his thirteenth title and the first of the season, also standing in the race to enter the Masters in London New Year’s Eve. Meanwhile Karen Khachanov became the...