Nalbandian claims ninth career ATP win with Stockholm title
It was the ninth career win for Nalbandian, who goes to the Madrid Masters on Monday as the defending champion.
With his fine all-court game, the world No. 7 outclassed the favorite son in the first set. He broke the Swede again in the second for a 3-1 lead, only to see parts of his game crumble.
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Down 6-5, Nalbandian produced a backhand mistake to allow the Swede to break him again for the set.
Nalbandian broke for a 4-3 lead in the third set and outplayed Soderling from the baseline for the rest of the match.
It was the second title of the year for Nalbandian, who won in Buenos Aires in February.