Youzhny whips Lacko for Zagreb title|
Zagreb, Croatia (Sports Network) - Russian Mikhail Youzhny cruised past
Slovakian Lukas Lacko in straight sets in Sunday's final at the Zagreb Indoors
The third-seeded world No. 39 Youzhny doused the unseeded Lacko 6-2, 6-3 in 69
minutes on the indoor hardcourt at Dom Sportova. Youzhny broke Lacko on three
occasions and held his serve throughout on Day 7, as the 29-year-old Russian
is now 4-0 lifetime against the 24-year-old Slovak.
"This was my best match of the tournament," Youzhny said. "I gained some
confidence here but I don't want to think about whether I will be in the top
10 again or not."
Youzhny improved to 8-10 in his career finals. He hadn't won a championship of
any kind since 2010.
The 97th-ranked Lacko was appearing in his first-ever ATP-level final and
said that he was "dismissed badly."
Youzhny collected $90,000 for his first championship in 16 months.
02/05 12:57:18 ET