Slovakia's Martin Klizan secured his first ATP World Tour title with a straight-sets win over Fabio Fognini in the final of the St Petersburg Open.
The third seed broke his Italian opponent six times en route to a 6-2 6-3 victory in just 69 minutes.
Klizan was happy to get things done quickly following an epic semi-final win over top seed Mikhail Youzhny on Saturday in a match which lasted almost four hours.
He said: "I was really dead yesterday after the match, but I've played really solid this week and I'm very happy to win my first title. I hope I can get more points at the end of this season.
"I said last year that I would like to be top 100 by the end of this year and I've already done it. Now I've been top 50, top 40, maybe I can be top 30 at the end of the year. I hope I can be healthy and still with enough power to play until the end of the season. I've played many, many great weeks."
Fognini, however, described his final experience as a horrid one.
"It's horrible to play a final like this," said the fourth seed. "I've played two finals this year. [Gilles] Simon in Bucharest was a really great final; we played one hour and 50 minutes and I lost. On the court today he played his best tennis ever and I did not play my best tennis for sure."