Sixth-seeded Guillermo Canas of Argentina has defeated fourth-seeded Filippo Volandri of Italy 7-5, 6-3 to win the USD 485,110 Croatia Open.
updated: February 25, 2007 10:08 IST
Umag:Sixth-seeded Guillermo Canas of Argentina has defeated fourth-seeded Filippo Volandri of Italy 7-5, 6-3 to win the USD 485,110 Croatia Open. Volandri dominated early and took a 5-2 lead in the first set, as Canas needed a three-minute break because of back pain. But the Argentine, who has won five singles titles and 11 straight matches, won 16 of the next 18 points. "After the treatment, I was more aggressive. I played very solid and grew after 5-2. When I broke him, I was very confident." said Canas, who won six straight games when he returned to the court. Volandri said that he could not regain his form after the medical break. "I lost my concentration and started to feel very tired," said Volandri. He had also lost in the finals of the Croatia open last year. The Italian, who was seeking a second career victory after winning in St Poelten, Austria, in May, broke Canas twice in the second set. "At the beginning of this season my goal was only to play good tennis again. But in 2005, I hope I can be in top 10," Canas said. (AP)