Monaco beats Benneteau to win Malaysian Open

Updated: September 30, 2012, 9:50 AM ET
Associated Press

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Juan Monaco of Argentina beat Julien Benneteau of France 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 on Sunday to win the Malaysian Open, his fourth title this season.

The 11th-ranked Monaco needed just over three hours to edge out Benneteau in the tournament's longest match this year for his first hard-court title.

It was the first meeting between Monaco, a clay-court specialist, and the 34th-ranked Benneteau, who beat top-seeded David Ferrer of Spain in the semifinals.


Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press

This story is from ESPN.com's automated news wire. Wire index

SPONSORED HEADLINES

MORE TENNIS HEADLINES

MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM