12 Jan 2009

Stepanek claims Brisbane Tennis International crown

11:19 am on 12 January 2009

The Czech Republic's Radek Stepanek upset Spain's Fernando Verdasco 3-6 6-3 6-4 on Sunday to claim the men's singles title at the inaugural Brisbane Tennis International.

The third seed Verdasco looked to have the edge after winning the first set, but Stepanek clawed back to win at Pat Rafter Arena.

The victory provided the 30-year-old with only his third ATP title after wins at Rotterdam in 2006 and Los Angeles in 2007.