[Yahoo] Novak rallies past Dent, wins Japan Open (AP)

Rusty Backhand
10-10-2004, 05:46 PM
Jiri Novak rallied from a set down against Taylor Dent to win the Japan Open men's singles final 5-7, 6-1, 6-3 on Sunday. Novak, the No. 5 seed from the Czech Republic, defeated Dent -- the seventh seed -- for his sixth career singles title. ``We both started out nervously,'' Novak said. ``But I was able to relax as the match went on and picked up some confidence in the second and third sets.'' Novak...