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Zverec Beats Wawrinka in St.Petersburg Final

Germany’s Alexander Zverev claimed his first ATP title after defeating US Open champion, Stan Wawrinka in the final of the St. Petersburg Open in Russia.

The 19-year-old had already lost two finals in 2016, but he finally got over the finish line in St. Petersburg, outlasting US Open champion, Stan Wawrinka in a topsy-turvy final.

Zverev took the opening set 6-2, but Wawrinka hit back to seize the second 6-3.

The world number three made the first move in the final set, opening up a 3-0 lead, but Zverev showed commendable mental strength to fight his way back into the contest.

It was the more experienced Wawrinka who cracked late on, dropping his serve at 5-5, leaving Zverev to serve for the title.

The teenager confidently took care of his own deliveries, sealing the deal with one final forehand winner after 2 hours and 23 minutes.

Victory in Russia lifted Zverev to number 24 in the world, matching his career-high ranking.

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