Armenian Karen Khachanov wins Tennis Open 13 Provence for second ATP World Tour title
Karen Khachanov lifted his second ATP (The Association of Tennis Professionals) World Tour title with a 7-5 3-6 7-5 victory over Lucas Pouille at the Open 13 Provence in Marseille. Karen Abgarovich Khachanov is a Russian tennis player of Armenian descent.
Khachanov has now won both of his two tour-level finals after triumphing at the inaugural Chengdu Open in 2016.
Khachanov ranked world number 47 hit 16 aces in the 109-minute contest to outlast home favourite Pouille, the recent Open Sud de France champion.
Khachanov, ranked 47th, won his second title in as many finals after clinching the Chengdu Open in China two years ago. Pouille missed out on a second title of the season and a sixth overall. The 16th-ranked Pouille was also runner-up at the indoor event in the southern seaport of Marseille last year.