Ginepri crowns with Indianapolis title

INDIANAPOLIS: Robby Ginepri, who was laid low by a burst appendix earlier this year, won his second Indianapolis title on Sunday with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over third seeded compatriot Sam Querrey.

The 62-minute win repeated the triumph which Ginepri enjoyed four years ago and was the third overall of his career.

Ginepri, who spent nine days in hospital earlier this year to undergo appendix surgery, had not reached a semi-final before this week since Las Vegas in March, 2008.

Querrey has now lost in finals in his last two events after going down a fortnight ago on grass in Newport to Rajeev Ram.

Ginepri out aced the usually big-hitting Querrey, firing four aces and 13 winners while Querrey dropped nine costly double faults.

"This is a special place for me," said Ginepri after the sixth all-American Indy final in two decades since the event switched to hardcourt.

"I've not been in a final for a long time and to win again here is great."