Haider-Maurer claims first ATP Challenger title of the season in Meerbusch

Andreas Haider-Maurer captured the title in Meerbusch (photo: Maserati Challenger)

MEERBUSCH, August 23, 2015

Top-seed Andreas Haider-Maurer captured his ninth ATP Challenger crown, winning the final of the third edition of the € 42,500 Maserati Challenger by Cittadino in Meerbusch 6-2, 6-4 against the tournament’s fourth favourite Carlos Berlocq.

In their fourth tour meeting, the 28-year-old Austrian was able to gain his first victory against the Argentine to lift his first trophy of the season.

Haider-Maurer won 72% of his first service points, saved seven of the eight break points he faced and capitalized on four of his own to close the match after one hour and 36 minutes.

“I really played well today, took a lot of risk and often hit the line with my shots. I became I bit nervous towards the end of the match, which is normal when you compete in a final facing a great fighter,” the world number 61 from Austria told afterwards.

Haider-Maurer takes away € 6,150 in prize money as well as 80 ATP ranking points.

Earlier the day, Dustin Brown and Rameez Junaid claimed the doubles title, winning 6-4, 7-5 against Dutch team of Wesley Koolhof and Matwe Middelkoop in 67 minutes. For the 30-year-old German as well as the 34-year-old Australian, it was the second doubles title of the season, but their first as a team.

The doubles finalists in Meerbusch (photo: Maserati Challenger)

The doubles finalists in Meerbusch (photo: Maserati Challenger)