World No. 7 Alexander Zverev claimed his third ATP Tour win on dwelling soil.© AFP
US Open runner-up Alexander Zverev clinched the Cologne ATP title on Sunday beating Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-3, 6-3. The German world quantity seven claimed his third ATP Tour win on dwelling soil as third seed Auger-Aliassime misplaced his sixth successive closing. “I had a really robust closing in New York and the subsequent closing I performed right here I wished to return out and clearly play my finest tennis, end the match,” 23-year-old Zverev mentioned.
“Felix, you are an unbelievable participant. I do know it doesn’t suggest a lot proper now, however I am certain you aren’t solely going to win one title, you are going to win a number of, a number of titles in your profession, greater titles than this,” he added.
Auger-Aliassime, 20, overcame second seed Roberto Bautista Agut within the semi-final however didn’t repeat his efficiency towards Zverev.
His run of losses stretches again to his maiden ATP closing in February 2019 on the Rio Open.
“I simply performed unhealthy from begin to end,” Auger-Aliassime mentioned.
Zverev may also be prime seed for subsequent week’s Cologne Championships match the place he’s joined within the draw by French Open semi-finalist Diego Schwartzman and Auger-Aliassime who shall be fifth seed.
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