Karen Khachanov claims second ATP trophy with Open 13 victory

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Karen Khachanov secured his second ATP Tour trophy after beating Lucas Pouille in the Open 13 final.

The Russian, whose previous title success came in 2016 at the Chengdu Open, beat Pouille 7-5, 3-6, 7-5 in a clash that was just 11 minutes shy of the two-hour mark.

Khachanov had the early advantage as he broke in the third game, but the Frenchman hi back in the 10th game to make it 10 all, only to lose his serve again in the next game.

A single break of serve in the second set helped Pouille to level the match, but the world No 47 secured the title when he broke in the 13th game of the decider.

“I felt I was playing good here from the first day. It’s nice to play on a full court in the final, and I hope to come back next year,” Khachanov said.

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