World No. 192 Florian Mayer wins Halle title after defeating Zverev

  • AFP, Halle Westfalen, Germany
  • Updated: Jun 19, 2016 21:13 IST
Florian Mayer from Germany celebrates his victory after the tennis match against Dominic Thiem from Austria at the ATP Tournament in Halle, western Germany. (AFP File Photo)

Germany’s world number 192 Florian Mayer defeated teenage compatriot Alexander Zverev 6-2, 5-7, 6-3 to win the Halle grass court title on Sunday.

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.

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