Philipp Kohlschreiber gave German tennis a boost by beating Mikhail Youzhny to win his first title at the BMW Open in Munich on Sunday.
Kohlschreiber will enter the world's top 40 for the first time
World number 49 Kohlschreiber, 23, beat doubles partner Youzhny of Russia, seeded third, 2-6 6-3 6-4.
Kohlschreiber is the first German to win in Munich since Michael Stich in 1994 and he will break into the top 40 for the first time Monday.
He later teamed up with Youzhny to win the doubles.
After going 2-0 up Kohlschreiber lost six straight games as the first set slipped away, but the German broke early in the second and in game five of the decider before converting his third match point.
"It's such an amazing thing to win your first ATP title and to do it in Germany," said Kohlschreiber.
"I'm so happy! This is just a crazy day. I need a few days before this sinks in."
Youzhny, who was going for his second title of the year, said: "It was a tough match, Philipp played really well.
"It was really good for me to reach the final here. I didn't feel I was in the best shape in the beginning of the week.
"I improved for every match here in Munich, that is very important for me."