Last Updated: 19/10/20 10: 45am
Alexander Zverev won his first title from the year by beating Felix Auger-Aliassime in straight sets at the bett1HULKS Indoors in Cologne.
The German, runner-up at last month’s US Open, beat Canadian kid Auger-Aliassime 6-3 6-3.
“I had a very tough last in New York and the next last I played here I wanted to end up and obviously play my greatest tennis, finish the match, inch Zverev, the top seed, said upon court afterwards.
“Felix, you’re an unbelievable player. I know it shouldn’t mean much right now, but I’m certain you are not only going to win a single title, you’re going to win multiple, several titles in your career, bigger game titles than this.
“We know each other incredibly well. You are be lifting a winner’s trophy very soon. ”
At the St Petersburg Open top seed Andrey Rublev got the honours.
The particular Russian world No 10, planning to stay on track for a place in the ATP Finals in London for the first time, defeat Croatia’s Borna Coric 7-6 (7-5) 6-4.
Victory furthermore gave Rublev a big push in the quest to qualify for next month’s season-ending ATP Finals for the first time as well as the Russian will move up to 8th in the world rankings.
2 spots remain to be filled because Rublev leads Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman, who currently occupies the final certification position.
Serbia’s Laslo Djere won the Sardegna Open having a 7-6 (3) 7-5 victory more than Marco Cecchinato of Italy.
“I’m very happy for this, inch he said. “I stayed really focused on my game during the suit from the first to the last stage. There are so many positive things from the previous few weeks. ”