Gerry Weber Open Sunday Tennis Results

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Gerry Weber Open Tennis News
Gerry Weber Open
Halle, Germany


Singles – Final
[PR] F. Mayer (GER) d A. Zverev (GER) 62 57 63

Doubles – Final
[3] R. Klaasen (RSA) / R. Ram (USA) d [2] L. Kubot (POL) / A. Peya (AUT) 76(5) 62

– Nearly five years after claiming his maiden ATP World Tour title, Florian Mayer returned to the winners’ circle, edging Alexander Zverev.
– At World No. 192 in the Emirates ATP Rankings, Mayer is the lowest-ranked tour-level winner since No. 240 Nicolas Mahut was victorious in ‘s-Hertogenbosch in 2013.
– The 32-year-old German, who will rise more than 100 spots to the Top 100, is the the first homegrown winner in Halle since Tommy Haas in 2012.
– Zverev, 19, was attempting to become the youngest champion in tournament history and was bidding for his maiden ATP World Tour crown in just his second final.
– Third seeds Raven Klaasen and Rajeev Ram successfully defended their doubles title.
– Individually, Klaasen claimed his 10th ATP World Tour doubles title, while Ram hoisted his ninth trophy.

Mayer: “I would say it’s the biggest win in my career to win a 500 event here in Germany on grass. If you see the list of champions in the past here and now my name is on the list, I cannot believe it.

“I had a hard time with so many injuries and not playing tournaments. So, it’s a special moment now for me to come back and win a 500 tournament. It helps a lot to be back in the Top 100 also. With one tournament everything changes now for my [Emirates ATP Ranking] and to plan for bigger tournaments in the future.”

Zverev: “It was a positive week. I played really good tennis in all my matches. Against Roger obviously it was a great highlight. Unfortunately, it had to end like this. But it happens. This is tennis. You can’t change it now.”

Klaasen: “It feels fantastic. We came here this week knowing we had a big 500 [Emirates ATP Doubles Rankings] points to defend. At the start of the week, I said to Raj to think back to what the plan was last year. We did more or less the same thing and got the same result, so I’m pumped about that.

“It was massive to win that first set. Fortunately, we were able to sneak over the hump in the tie-break. The last few points were really crucial. That freed us up play even better.”

Ram: “I think it’s the first time I’ve defended a title or won one in the same place. We had a great week. We only lost one set. We’re really excited about the way we’re playing. Last year was my first year here and I’m definitely coming back the rest of my career.”


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