France’s Gael Monfils has won the Qatar Open final in straight set, brushing aside Russia’s Andrey Rublev in a one-sided final, 6-2, 6-3.
“I’m very happy, I like this tournament so much, you know,” he told reporters afterwards.
“I always come back. And I was very close and finally get it. So I’m just very happy and very proud.”
Saturday’s victory was his seventh victory overall on the ATP tour.
The 31-year-old, who arrived in Qatar after a four-month break due to a knee injury, dominated throughout.
“I had a long rest and (to) come back strong in 2018 was a goal.”