Bravo! World No 192 Florian Mayer wins Halle title
Germany: Germany’s World No 192 Florian Mayer defeated teenage compatriot Alexander Zverev 6-2, 5-7, 6-3 to win the Halle grass court title yesterday. The 32-year-old is the lowest-ranked champion in the 24-year history of the Wimbledon warm-up event.
It is Mayer’s second career title after Bucharest in 2013 and was clinched on a fifth match point. Zverev, 19 and ranked 38 in the world, had knocked out defending champion Roger Federer in the semi-finals on Saturday.