Stan Wawrinka claimed the Geneva Open title when he defeated Marin Cilic on Sunday to head into the defence of his Roland Garros title on a high.
The Swiss Ace claimed his first ever title on home soil when he defeated Cilic in straight sets 6-4, 7-6(11) on the clay courts of Geneva.
It was a tight match throughout, with just three breaks of serve over the two hours.
Wawrinka drew first blood early in the opening set to take a 3-1 lead, after which he held serve to take the opener.
In the second set, it was the Croatian who raced to a 5-2 lead and looked certain to force a decider.
But Wawrinka rallied to win three games in a row and held serve to force a tiebreaker.
This turned out to be an epic in itself, as Wawrinka would save no less than five set points before winning the final three points to claim an important win.
The victory is important as it comes on the eve of his title defence at Roland Garros, which starts on Sunday.
"It's a dream come true to be able to win a title in Switzerland, after all these tournaments," the 31-year-old told atpworldtour.com.
"To be able to do it here in Geneva, in the event's second year is something special. The fans were great. They made a lot of noise today."
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