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.