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Alexander Zverev beats Philipp Kohlschreiber to defend Munich Open title

Alexander Zverev defeated veteran compatriot Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 6-3 to win the Munich Open for a second consecutive year on Sunday.

tennis Updated: May 06, 2018 20:43 IST
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Alexander Zverev poses with the trophy after defeating his compatriot Philipp Kohlschreiber in the Munich Open final.
Alexander Zverev poses with the trophy after defeating his compatriot Philipp Kohlschreiber in the Munich Open final.(AFP)

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.”

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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.