St. Petersburg Open Sunday Tennis Results

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St Patersburg Open Tennis News
St. Petersburg Open
St. Petersburg, Russia


Singles – Final
[5] A. Zverev (GER) d [1] S. Wawrinka (SUI) 62 36 75

Doubles – Final
[1] D. Inglot (GBR) / H. Kontinen (FIN) d [PR] A. Begemann (GER) / L. Paes (IND) 46 63 12-10

– Fifth seed Alexander Zverev upset top seed Stan Wawrinka at the St. Petersburg Open to win his first ATP World Tour title. Zverev had been 0-2 in past finals this season and in his career (l. to Mayer at Halle; l. to Thiem at Nice).
– The #NextGen star became the eighth first-time winner on the ATP World Tour this season and the second #NextGen titlist (Kyrgios, Marseille and Atlanta).
– Zverev, the 2015 ATP Star Of Tomorrow presented by Emirates, becomes the first teenage winner on the ATP World Tour since 19 year old Marin Cilic won New Haven in 2008.
– Wawrinka was trying to win his 12th consecutive final, dating back to his Chennai title victory against Edouard Roger-Vasselin in January 2014. The top Swiss also was attempting to win his 11th straight match, dating back to his first-round contest at the US Open.
– Dominic Inglot and Henri Kontinen came back from a set down for the third time in St. Petersburg to beat Andre Begemann and Leander Paes in the doubles final. Inglot/Kontinen, playing together for the first time, improved to a perfect 4-0.
– Inglot/Kontinen saved a match point in the final. Begemann/Paes were going for their first team title. The 43 year old Paes also was trying to keep a title streak alive. He’s won at least one ATP World Tour doubles title every year since 1997.

“This victory is something special… I played all the finals well. I lost to Dominic Thiem on clay and I could have won against Florian Mayer on the grass… Now I’m very happy with the win, especially over such a great player like Stan.”

“In the third set I had the initiative and played slice to his left more. I tried to neutralize his massive backhand. I’m satisfied with the win.”

“We showed high-quality tennis… I was struggling in the third set. I had chances but I didn’t manage to convert them. He deserved the win.”

“He is a good player right now. He scored a couple of big wins over top players. It means he is really strong.”

“We started serving very well and… I think it was very hard to break us. We have had a couple of close matches and that helped us today when we found ourselves in very close situations. That gave us some confidence.”

“It’s a great tournament… Obviously I’m pretty sure it’ll be in my calendar next year as well. I enjoyed playing there. The city is very beautiful.”

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