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Hamburg | Mayer beats Mayer

At the German Open in Hamburg, the title as won by a lucky loser making it the second time in successive weeks that the champion’s mantle fell on the shoulders of a player who initially failed to make the main draw.

Last week it was Andrey Rublev who won the Croatian Open, this time it was Leonardo Mayer in what was another ironic twist, as the Argentinian beat his namesake Florian Mayer of Germany, 6-4 4-6 6-3.

It's amazing to win in Hamburg again. It's like home here and I feel very comfortable. I like the city and I always play well here Leonardo Mayer

“It’s amazing to win in Hamburg again,” Leonardo, winner in 2014, said  after nearly two hours of competitive play. “It’s like home here and I feel very comfortable. I like the city and I always play well here.”
Florian, who was trying to become the first German to win in Hamburg since Michael Stich in 1993, nearly broke Leonardo twice in the third set before Leonardo broke for a 5-3 lead and won on his first match point.
“I’m very happy with my performance this week, especially to be in the final of a 500 tournament,” Florian said. “It was a big match and a big fight. A very nice week for me. Maybe I got a little tired at the end and Leo played incredibly well. He deserved to win.


Isner with his second trophy in successive weeks

Meanwhile John Isner hammered his way to a second successive title when he lifted the Atlanta trophy for a fourth time by beating compatriot Ryan Harrison 7-6(6) 7-6(7).

“There wasn’t much that separated us at all,” Isner said following a very tight final. “So I’m happy to win that match in straight sets … very happy to win today.

“It was a battle and took every ounce of my energy out there. Just more importantly, I’m so happy to win this tournament again.”

Both players were only broken once at the start of the second set and while Harrison saved a match point and held a set point which Isner saved with an ace going on to convert his second match point with a forehand winner, two points later.

“We’ve both got that competitive side where we want to dig in and win,” Harrison said. “I think there were times for each of us where things got a little frustrating, but we’re really good friends so I really like John as a guy.”

In Switzerland, Italy’s Fabio Fognini claimed his fifth career title and first of the season with a 6-4 7-5 victory over German qualifier Yannick Hanfmann in the Swiss Open at Gstaad.
“It’s always a good feeling when you win,” Fognini, 29th in the world rankings, told reporter after his 93-minute match. “Our job is winning matches and of course I’m happy with this. It was a really tough week for me. I remember my first match was really difficult. I couldn’t play. I lost the first set 6-1 in 20 minutes, but in the end I won the match. I said to my team that if I continue playing like that, I’ll go home. That’s the sport. Every day I was feeling better and now I’m here with the title.”





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