Thirteen years after reaching his first ATP final, Gilles Muller (LUX) finally broke through for his maiden tournament victory at the Apia International Sydney. The sixth seed defeated Daniel Evans (GBR) 7-6(5) 6-2 to win the Waterford Crystal trophy, his first title from six finals.
An emotional Gilles Muller (LUX) reflected on what it meant to win his first title in front of his kids and receive the Waterford Crystal trophy from the great Rod Laver, saying, “It was a great honour. Just unbelievable. Everything that happened tonight was like in a movie. Rod Laver there, standing on centre court with the trophy, my kids in the stands, can’t ask for more.”