St Petersburg Open: Ernests Gulbis beats Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in final

Last Updated: 22/09/13 4:19pm

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Ernests Gulbis: The Latvian won 11 straight games to storm to victory

Ernests Gulbis: The Latvian won 11 straight games to storm to victory

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Ernests Gulbis fought back from a set down to win the fourth title of his career against veteran Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the St Petersburg Open final.

The Latvian, who was seeded sixth, won 3-6 6-4 6-0 to record his second career win over Garcia-Lopez in their third meeting.

Garcia-Lopez got the better of a raft of breaks in the first set and broke early in the second before racing into a 4-1 lead.

But he failed to win another game as world No 36 Gulbis found another gear and reeled off 11 straight games to storm to victory, as the 30-year-old ran out of steam.

Afterwards, the 25-year-old Gulbis promised to return to St Petersburg next year to defend his title.

"I wanted to win this event very much and it was the reason I battled for every single point in today's final," said Gulbis.

"I'm really happy to win this event as St Petersburg is one of my most beloved cities and I'll be happy to come here next year to defend my title."

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ATP St Petersburg Open 2013

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