Zverev wins home title in Munich
German Alexander Zverev showed his home fans precisely why much of the tennis world believes he'll reach the top of the ATP World Tour in the near future.
After a slow start, the 20 year old rolled through the BMW Open by FWU final on Sunday in Munich, winning 10 of the final 13 games to beat Argentine Guido Pella 6-4, 6-3. The title is Zverev's second of the season and his third in the past nine months.
The 6'6” right-hander won the St. Petersburg Open last September (d. Wawrinka) and the Open Sud de France crown earlier this year in February (d. Gasquet). Zverev becomes the sixth player to have won at least two titles this season.
Sunday's title had a little extra meaning to Zverev and his family. The Munich title is his first ATP World Tour crown on home soil. The Hamburg native becomes the sixth different German to win the Munich title since 1974.
“I lost the final in Halle last year (to Florian Mayer), which was very painful. I really wanted to win a tournament in Germany, which I've done now and I'm very happy about it. Obviously my first title on clay as well. It's a great feeling right now,” Zverev said.
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