Zverev stuns Wawrinka for St. Petersburg title
ABS-CBN Sports on Sep 26, 2016 09:29 AM
Alexander Zverev of Germany poses with his trophy after winning the St. Petersburg Open ATP tennis tournament final match against Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland in St. Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Promising German 19-year-old Alexander Zverev won his first tour title Sunday, beating U.S. Open champion Stan Wawrinka in a tight battle in the St. Petersburg Open final.
Zverev took the first set before Wawrinka responded to draw level. The German was a break down in the decider, but fought back to win 6-2, 3-6, 7-5.
Zverev becomes the first man to beat Wawrinka in a tour final since 2013, snapping an 11-match win streak in finals for the Swiss star, who had been trying to win back-to-back titles in his first tournament since the U.S. Open. The loss also ends a 10-match unbeaten run for Wawrinka.
Earlier, Britain's Dominic Inglot and Finland's Henri Kontinen won the doubles title.