Monaco falls to Soderling and leaves Sweden empty handed
Argentine tennis player Juan Mónaco was beaten by Swedish Robin Soderling 6-3 ,7-6, at the final of Bastad ATP.
second-seeded Soderling became the first Swedish winner of the tournament since 2000 when his coach, Magnus Norman, won the title.
Soderling broke for a 1-0 lead in the second set on Sunday and had a break point for 4-1. But he let Monaco back in the match when his serve deserted him in the eighth game. Monaco broke back to 4-4 after Soderling hit a backhand wide.
Leading 5-4, the unseeded Argentine reached set point when Soderling fell behind 30-40. But he managed to hold his serve after hitting a forehand winner in the corner.
Soderling took command early in the tiebreaker and never fell behind.