Golubev upsets Melzer in Hamburg final

Updated: 25 July 2010 14:53 IST

Kazakhstan's Andrey Golubev caused an upset here on Sunday by defeating Austria's Jurgen Melzer 6-3, 7-5 in the final of the Hamburg ATP tournament to claim his

Golubev upsets Melzer in Hamburg final

Hamburg : Kazakhstan's Andrey Golubev caused an upset here on Sunday by defeating Austria's Jurgen Melzer 6-3, 7-5 in the final of the Hamburg ATP tournament to claim his first tour title.

Melzer, the world number 15, reached the semi-finals at the French Open last month, where he lost to Rafael Nadal, and also tasted success in the Wimbledon men's doubles event alongside Germany's Philipp Petzschner.

"It's brilliant, I'm really happy," said Golubev, the world number 82.

"I've played extremely well this week."

The 23-year-old's best previous result at an ATP tournament was a runner-up finish at the St Petersburg Open in 2008.

"He hits the ball hard and when he hits it well, he's difficult to beat," said Melzer.

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