Make that eight career titles for Juan Mónaco…
The 29-year-old Argentine tennis player, who is currently ranked as one of the Top 20 players in the world, defeated Jarkko Nieminen 6-4, 6-3 on Saturday to win the inaugural Power Horse Cup and earn the eighth title of his career.
The victory, which earned him his first title of the year, gives him a boost ahead of the French Open, the second Grand Slam of the year that starts Sunday.
The Duesseldorf ATP event, which replaced the World Team Cup, is a clay-court warm-up for the French Open.
Mónaco won back-to-back matches at only three tournaments coming into Duesseldorf, but he did not drop a set in winning the title.
Mónaco broke serve for a 5-4 lead and served out the set. He went up a break early in the second and broke Nieminen again in the final game.