German qualifier and world No. 125 Philipp Petzschner completed a remarkable week’s tennis on Sunday when he beat French eighth seed Gael Monfils 6-4, 6-4 in the BA Tennis Trophy final.
Petzschner, 24, put in a disciplined performance as former junior world No. 1 Monfils blew his temper and his chances of ending a four-year wait for his second ATP title.
The German, who had never made it past the quarterfinals of an ATP tournament before arriving in Vienna, defeated top seed Stanislas Wawrinka, former world No. 1 Carlos Moya and 2004 Vienna Open champion Feliciano Lopez on his way to Sunday’s final.