Posted: Sun July 28, 2013 6:58PM; Updated: Sun July 28, 2013 6:58PM

Mikhail Youzhny wins first Swiss Open title

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Mikhail Youzhny had never previously reached the final in Switzerland in his seven visits since 2002.
Mikhail Youzhny had never previously reached the final in Switzerland in his seven visits since 2002.
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GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP) -- Mikhail Youzhny won his first Swiss Open title on Sunday at his eighth attempt, beating Robin Haase 6-3, 6-4.

The sixth-seeded Youzhny broke unseeded Haase's service once in each set to clinch his ninth career title, and third on clay courts.

A former top-10 player now ranked No. 33, the 31-year-old Russian had never previously reached the final at Gstaad in seven visits since 2002.

Youzhny improved his record to 5-0 against the 57th-ranked Dutchman.

"I never beat you and it kind of hurts, but you deserved it,'' Haase said in an on-court interview.

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