Pongu Battles Past Domberg, Wins Sony Masters
Written by Cro Morgan
06 Apr'11 - 17:24
In three spellbinding sets, Pongu captured his first ITST crown, outlasting Domberg on the hard courts of Miami, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3.
It’s not easy winning a Masters Series title - and such was the case once again in the championship match of the Sony Ericsson Open. There, Pongu had just enough weapons up his sleeve to take down his World No. 1 opponent, claiming the coveted ITST 1000 title in three sets.
The win catapulted Pongu to a world ranking of No. 6. His match record now 7-1. In defeat, Domberg was denied what would have been his third title, his 2011 match record now 19-6.
WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID
Pongu: “Very close match.”
Domberg: “Congrats to him, he is very good player, we played a very good match, with great baseline rallies. He was very precise, and played solid at important moments. He deserved this win with no argue.”
Tournament link: Sony Ericsson Open