ROGER FEDERER DOESN’T WIN THE ROGERS CUP IN MONTREAL TENNIS – ZVEREV CLAIMS SECOND MASTERS 1000 TITLE • HERBERT/MAHUT WIN DUBS

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ROGER FEDERER DOESN'T WIN THE ROGERS CUP IN MONTREAL TENNIS - ZVEREV CLAIMS SECOND MASTERS 1000 TITLE • HERBERT/MAHUT WIN DUBS

epa06143307 Alexander Zverev (R) of Germany poses with Roger Federer of Switzerland (L) after his victory in the ATP Rogers cup men's final in Montreal, Canada, 13 August 2017. EPA/ANDRE PICHETTE  |
Alexander Zverev (R) of Germany poses with Roger Federer of Switzerland (L) after his victory in the ATP Rogers cup men’s final in Montreal, Canada, 13 August 2017. EPA/ANDRE PICHETTE

 

 

Coupe Rogers

Montreal, Canada

 

RESULTS – SUNDAY 13, AUGUST, 2017

Singles – Final

[4] A. Zverev (GER) d [2] R. Federer (SUI) 63 64

 

Doubles – Final

[5] P. Herbert (FRA) / N. Mahut (FRA) d [7] R. Bopanna (IND) / I. Dodig (CRO) 64 36 10-6

 

ZVEREV PREVAILS AT COUPE ROGERS; HERBERT/MAHUT TAKE DOUBLES TITLE

- Alexander Zverev claimed his second ATP World Tour Masters 1000 trophy on Sunday, adding to his maiden title in Rome (d. Djokovic) earlier this year.

- The 20-year-old German became the first player outside the Big Four of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray to win multiple Masters 1000 titles in a season since David Nalbandian in 2007.

- Zverev is just the second active player other than the Big Four to win more than one Masters 1000 crown, joining Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

- Federer suffers his first defeat in a final this year (5-1 record) and his first loss to a Top 10 player (9-1).

- The Swiss was looking to win a title in the Canadian city for the first time.

- Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut claimed their ninth title together, edging Rohan Bopanna and Ivan Dodig in the doubles final.

- The fifth seeds improved to 20-8 this season after one hour and 22 minutes, firing four aces and notching 88 per cent of first-serve points.

 

WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID

Zverev

“Winning two Masters 1000 titles in the same year is something amazing… I played well winning Washington and here. It’s something amazing, back-to-back weeks. I feel great. I feel like I’m playing some of the best tennis of my life.”

“I feel like I’m playing the right tennis, well enough tennis to be there… I don’t feel like things are going unnatural. I think everything is going pretty natural. Obviously winning the two Masters 1000 events, everybody would be proud of that, and nobody could expect it. But I’m happy that it happened.”

 

Roger Federer

“It is a positive week in the end… The final was unexpected. But it’s keeping up with the good results of this year. Playing the final was a good thing. Of course, I’m disappointed with today. I thought I would do better. I wanted to fight a bit more and make the match a bit more tighter. I had opportunities. But Zverev played extremely well. He played well all week.”

 

Herbert

“It was a hard match against a really good team… We managed to win the first, they played really well in the second and we had a good level in the Match Tie-break.”

 

Marathon Man Nico Mahut

“We had four tough matches… After having a few months without winning too much, it’s good to come back in the [Emirates ATP Doubles] Race to London.”

 

Alexander Zverev (R) of Germany poses with Roger Federer of Switzerland (L) after his victory in the ATP Rogers cup men’s final in Montreal, Canada, 13 August 2017. EPA/ANDRE PICHETTE

 

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