Zverev beats Kohlschreiber to defend Munich Open title

ABS-CBN Sports on May 07, 2018 07:07 AM
Zverev beats Kohlschreiber to defend Munich Open title
FILE - Germany's Alexander Zverev celebrates winning the third set against Canada's Milos Raonic during their Men's Singles Match on day seven at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Monday, July 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

MUNICH (AP) — Alexander Zverev defeated three-time former champion Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 6-3 to defend his Munich Open title on Sunday.

Zverev, the world No. 3, hit four aces and converted four of his six break chances to win the final in 1 hour and 11 minutes.

Zverev says, "It was closer than the score indicates."

It is the 21-year-old's first title of the year and seventh altogether, boosting his confidence for upcoming tournaments in Madrid and Rome as well as the French Open.

The 34-year-old Kohlschreiber, who won here in 2007, 2012 and 2016, was playing in his sixth final at the clay-court tournament. It was the first all-German men's singles final since Florian Mayer beat Zverev to win the Gerry Weber Open in 2016.

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