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Ancic wobbles to title

Ancic wobbles to title
By Eurosport

24/06/2006 at 17:31Updated

Mario Ancic defended his title in S'Hertogenbosch on Saturday with a shaky 6-0 5-7 7-5 win over Jan Hernych. The Croatian blasted his Czech opponent away in the early stages of the match but had to fight off a determined comeback before taking a tense vic

Ancic's performance at the Wimbledon warm-up tournament put him back in the top 10 of the ATP rankings.

Ancic handed Hernych the set with a double fault.

He continued to struggle to hold serve in the third set, saving four break points but took his only chance at breaking the 26-year-old Czech player's serve, at 6-5 in the final set, to win the match.

At Wimbledon next week, Ancic is seeded seventh and will meet Spain's Nicolas Almagro in the first round.

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