Frenchman Gael Monfils played the tennis of his life on Sunday to beat Swiss star Stan Wawrinka 6-3 1-6 6-2 to lift the ABN AMRO World Tournament title in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
The victory gave the 32 year-old his second title of the year, after winning the Exxon-Mobil Doha title in January.
And it was the eighth title overall.
Monfils who is ranked 33rd in the world had won titles in Washington (2016), Montpellier(2014), Stockholm(2011), Montpellier(2010), Metz(2009) and Sopot(2005), most of which were on hardcourt.
By winning in Rotterdam, Monfils dashed the hope of the 33-year-old Wawrinka, who was making his first appearance in an ATP tour-level final, since the 2017 French Open and his first since undergoing two surgeries on his left knee in August 2017.