October 18, 2020 10:38:50 pm
Top seed Alexander Zverev bagged his first ATP crown of the yr after beating Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-Three 6-3 to raise the bett1HULKS Indoor title in Cologne on Sunday.
The German, who misplaced the U.S. Open last final month and exited the French Open in the fourth spherical, wanted solely an hour and 20 minutes to get the higher of the 20-year-old Canadian thanks to a dominant service recreation.
Zverev, 23, received 80% of his first service factors and an awesome 88% on his second serve whereas he additionally transformed 4 of 10 break factors to hand Auger-Aliassime — who continues to be trying to find his first title — a sixth defeat in a last.
“I had a very tough final in New York and the next final I played here I wanted to come out and obviously play my best tennis,” Zverev mentioned.
“Felix, you’re an unbelievable player. I know it doesn’t mean much right now, but I’m sure you’re not only going to win one title, you’re going to win multiple titles in your career, bigger titles than this.”
Victory gave Zverev his 12th ATP title and his third on dwelling soil after he received the Munich Open in 2017 and 2018.
Zverev has already certified for the season-ending ATP Finals in London subsequent month however will stay in Cologne for the bett1HULKS Championships subsequent week the place he’s once more the highest seed.