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Zverev claims the first leg of Cologne

Alexander Zverev collected his 12th career title by beating Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-3, 6-3 to win the ‘bett1HULKS INDOORS’ title in Cologne, the first tournament in the German city staging a double header of events there.

The week in general was very positive for me. Being back in Germany after over a year was very nice for me Alexander Zverev

For Zverev, the top seed and favourite throughout the week, the win improves his tally of titles in his home country to three.

“It was a good match. [In] the final I played my best tennis, as you should do in a final,” Zverev said. “The week in general was very positive for me. Being back in Germany after over a year was very nice for me.”

For Zverev, the top seed and favourite throughout the week, the win improves his tally of titles in his home country to three.

g six finals, would indicate that it won’t be long before he is standing on court as a champion.

“Felix, you’re an unbelievable player. I know it doesn’t mean much right now, but I’m sure you are not only going to win one title, you’re going to win multiple, multiple titles in your career, bigger titles than this,” Zverev said to beaten opponent. “We know each other incredibly well… you’re going to be lifting a winner’s trophy very soon.”

The Canadian though, wasn’t happy with his performance. “I just played bad from start to finish,” he said.

The two will be competing again in the second leg of the Cologne fortnight which starts today.






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