(July 28, 2013) Spanish veteran Tommy Robredo snapped Italian Fabio Fognini’s winning streak at 13, when the Spaniard won the Umag title 6-0, 6-3. It’s his second title of the year.
Robredo began 2013 at No. 114 in the world due to injury. The 31-year-old Spaniard, a former member of the top ten is now back in the top 30.
Thirteen ATP World Tour titles this season have now been won by players aged 30 and over, already matching last year’s total.
“I’m more than happy,” Robredo said. “I’ve been a professional for nearly 15 years and this is my 12th title, so there have not been many times with trophies. I love the emotion.
“Before the match, I was talking to my coach and I was saying, ‘It’s lovely to be waiting to play a final and you are nervous.’ Money can’t buy this feeling and I’m lucky to be part of this sport and lucky to have the chance to feel these feelings. I enjoy it and I know how to handle it.
“I played lovely. I played great. It was a perfect match. It’s not easy to play a final and I played very good. I served okay, I returned okay. To win today, I think I did a great job.”
“It was an incredible week,” said the losing finalist Fognini. “I go home with a lot of happiness. I’m a little bit disappointed, but even if you’re Roger or Rafa, you’re going to lose some time. I’ve played three incredible weeks and they’re going to stay in my head for the rest of my life.”