Zverev, 17, Records First ATP World Tour Win In Hamburg
by ATP Staff|
Alexander Zverev has become the youngest player to win a match at an ATP World Tour 500-level tournament in more than five years.
“Winning my first ATP World Tour match in Hamburg, in front of a home crowd, was special,” said Zverev. “I had the feeling that the crowd was behind me. He played well in the second set, but once I got the break I played better.”
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Last week, Zverev reached the MercedesCup doubles semi-finals, just after lifting his first ATP Challenger Tour title in Braunschweig (d. Mathieu).
“It’s definitely a big win. Winning a Challenger title in Braunschweig recently and getting a wild card here – thanks to Michael [Stich] - means a lot to me.”
He next plays fifth seed Mikhail Youzhny in the second round.