Sweeting shades Nishikori
American wild card Ryan Sweeting captured his first ATP Tour title in
his first final by beating Kei Nishikori 6-4, 7-6 (7/3) at the US Clay
Court Championships on Sunday.
Sweeting is the first wild card winner in this tournament since
fellow American Mardy Fish did it five years ago. He is also the fifth
first-time winner on the tour this season.
Sweeting, who earned $80,000 in prize money, celebrated with a cannon
ball leap ino the River Oaks Country Club swimming pool.