15 Nov 2010

Soderling wins Paris Masters

6:08 am on 15 November 2010

Sweden's Robin Soderling has secured his first ever Masters tennis title with a straight sets victory over home favourite Gael Monfils in the Paris Masters final.

Soderling, a two-time French Open finalist, claimed his sixth career title to inflict a second consecutive Bercy final defeat upon 12th seed Monfils, who was beaten by Novak Djokovic in straight sets in last year's decider.

Victory also made Soderling the first man from his country to win a Masters tournament since Thomas Enqvist's success in Cincinnati in 2000.

Soderling will replace Andy Murray as world number four.