Andreas Seppi outlasts Brazilian foe to win Moscow title

Andreas Seppi of Italy won his third career ATP Tour Title on Sunday at the Kremlin Cup in Moscow by defeating fourth-seeded Thomaz Belluci 3-6, 7-6, 6-3 in more than 2 hours.

“It is very special to win this title as I remember Yevgeny [Kafelnikov] winning so many times here and he was my idol growing up,” the Italian said.

“I saw him a few times this week but I was too shy to ask him anything. It has been a great season for me, winning titles is so special, now I have won on all surfaces and that means a lot,” he added.

Seppi earned 250 ranking points that propels him to world number 22. He also received $121,500 for winning the title.

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