Rafael Nadal wins 2015 Hamburg Open after beating Fabio Fognini in straight sets
This is the Spaniard's 47th clay court title.
World No.10 and top seed Rafael Nadal defeated Fabio Fognini of Italy in straight sets 7-5 7-5 in the finals of Hamburg Open on Sunday to clinch his 47th Clay court title.
The opening set saw the Spaniard get 77% of his first serves in and also win 61% of his first service points as compared to Fognini’s 58% and 42% of his second serve points as compared to his opponent’s 33.
The Spaniard also had fewer unforced errors and converted 3 out of his 8 break point opportunities to take the opening set 7-5.
The second set saw Nadal dominate proceedings from the outset, racing away to a 3-1 lead but Fognini refused to back down, breaking Nadal to go 4-3 up and then served for the set at 5-4 up when a heated exchange between the two led to a slight delay in proceedings. That incident seemed to have fired the 14-time Grand Slam champion up, as he came back to win the next 2 games to go 6-5 up and then sealed the deal by breaking Fognini’s serve to win in straight sets and win his maiden Hamburg Open title in 7 years.
Final Scoreline- Rafael Nadal(ESP) beat Fabio Fognini(ITA) 7-5 7-5