2006 Countrywide Classic
TOMMY HAAS v DMITRY TURSUNOV
4-6, 7-5, 6-3
The sixth seed and 2004 champion from Germany, Haas overcame a determined upset bid to defeat hard-hitting Dmitry Tursunov, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, in steamy conditions at the UCLA Tennis Center on Sunday in the final of the U.S. Open Series event.
Tursunov has one of the most powerful forehands in tennis, and his recent winning form has him ranked at #33 in the world and is having his best season ever. The Russian player had been playing great all week, and was not intimidated by Haas at all. Tursunov was punishing his forehands and leaving Haas scrambling around on the court. But Haas was able to battle back using his own attacking shots. In a battle of fantastic shot making, Haas was the one making the shots when they counted most.
Appearing in his first career ATP Final, Tursunov showed no signs of butterflies, slamming 47 winners, including 10 aces. However, his 28 unforced errors were 11 more than the winner. Tursonov, only 23 years old, appears to be a player that is on the rise and going to contend for many of the hard court US Open series titles.
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