GSTAAD - Mikhail Youzhny beat Dutch "mountain man" Robin Haase 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday to become the first Russian in nearly two decades to lift the honours at the high-altitude Swiss Open. The 31-year-old duplicated the feat of Yevgeny Kafelnikov in 1995 as he improved to a perfect 5-0 record over Haas, the ATP number 57. The 65-minute final played in bright sunshine which has characterised the summer clay week in this alpine village at 800 metres marked the first trophy for Youzhny since 18 months ago in Zagreb. He won his last on clay more than three years ago in Munich. Despite hailing from flatland Holland, Haase has made his best results in similar conditions to Gstaad, winning the last two editions of the tournament in the Austrian ski resort of Kitzbuehel. –AFP