Garcia-Lopez  won three games in the opener saving break points. In the decider, he broke Nieminen  in the 10th game on his fourth match point with a sizzling cross-court FH return winner, after the longest game of the final (five deuces). “I didn’t know how it would be on the court for me,” said Garcia-Lopez, the eighth different Spaniard to win an ATP title in the 2010 season. “It was so tough against Nadal, I didn’t know what my condition would be. Jarkko played tough, there were just small differences at the end. I’m really pleased with how I served and fought. Both this match and the one against Nadal were difficult for me.” The final lasted 1 hour 56 minutes, 50 minutes shorter than GGL’s semifinal against the best player in the world then.
GGL’s route to the title:
1 Michael Berrer 6-4, 7-6(4)
2 Florent Serra 7-5, 6-7(3), 7-5
Q Ernests Gulbis 7-6(4), 4-6, 6-3
S Rafael Nadal 2-6, 7-6(3), 6-3
W Jarkko Nieminen 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
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