NUSSLOCH, January 28, 2017
Top seed Daniel Masur and Mats Moraing will compete in an all-German-final of the MLP-Cup in Nussloch on Sunday. The number one seed of the $25,000 ITF Pro Circuit event fought past Marvin Netuschil, winning 7-5, 7-6.
Masur withstood 10 aces, hitting three of his own and broke serve three times to advance in one hour and 57 minutes. The World No. 232, who made it to the stage of the final four at the inaugural Koblenz Open last week, eyes his sixth ITF Future career title.
Moraing overcame fifth favourite Alexey Vatutin from Russia 6-4, 3-6, 6-4. The 24-year-old fired 16 aces, winning 84 per cent of his first service points to prevail in one hour and 29 minutes. Moraing lifted three ITF trophies last season and wants to claim his sixth career title as well.
The pair will meet for the second time. Moraing emerged victorious from the only previous encounter benefiting from a retirement at the 2016 Kirschbaum International in Kaarst.
Later the day, top seeds Andreas Mies and Oscar Otte clinched the doubles title, winning 6-3, 6-0 over Polish tandem of Mateusz Kowalczyk and Grzegorz Panfil. The German team sealed victory after only 47 minutes.