Tursunov beats Guccione in pair of tiebreaks for title

1/12/2008 - Tennis

SYDNEY, Australia -- Dmitry Tursunov beat Chris Guccione of
Australia 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4) to win the Sydney International men's
singles title on Saturday.

Tursunov, a California-based Russian, withstood solid serving
from Guccione, who only lost 10 points on his serve and had 15

It was the first ATP Tour final for Guccione, who had beaten No.
6 seed Lleyton Hewitt and No. 4 seed Tomas Berdych of the Czech

Tursunov beat France's Fabrice Santoro 6-3, 7-6 (4) in the
semifinals while Guccione defeated Radek Stepanek of the Czech
Republic 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-4.

It was the first Sydney final since 2000 not to feature a seeded