Granollers wins Valencia thriller
Spaniard Marcel Granollers clinched his second title of the year and only the third of his career when he edged Juan Monaco of Argentina 6-2 4-6 7-6 to win the Valencia Open on Sunday.
The pair were both unseeded for the indoor hard court event on Spain's Mediterranean coast but dispatched some big names on the way to a closely-fought final at the cathedral-like Agora centre court.
The 27-year-old Monaco, ranked 41, upset top seed Ferrer and fourth seed Nicolas Almagro.
Granollers, 25, needed four match points to seal victory after earlier squandering three when Monaco served at 4-5 in the deciding set.
It was his first title on hard court following successes in Houston in 2008 and this year in Gstaad, both on clay.