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By Chris Oddo | Sunday October 22, 2017

Damir Dzumhur

Bosnia's Damir Dzumhur battled past Ricardas Berankis in three sets to claim the Kremlin Cup title.

Photo Source: Tennis TV

Russia has been good to Damir Dzumhur.

Very good.

The 25-year-old improved to 10-0 with six three-set wins in Russian this year—and two titles—by defeating Lithuania’s Ricardas Berankis, 6-2, 1-6, 6-4.

Dzumhur, who claimed his maiden title at St. Petersburg last month, will climb to a career-best ranking of No.31 in the world after improving his record to 35-23 on the season and 2-2 against Berankis.

Dzumhur was under constant pressure from Berankis, but delivered in the clutch by saving all six break points he faced in the decider. He converted his only break point to take a 5-4 lead in set three then saved three break points before converting his first championship point when a Berankis volley sailed wide.

Berankis, who was bidding to become the first ATP titlist from Lithuania, falls to 0-2 lifetime in finals.


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