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ATP TENNIS RESULTS • SCORES • QUOTES FROM WASHINGTON • ALEXANDER ZVEREV TAKES 4TH TITLE OF 2017

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Alexander Zverev of Germany celebrates after defeating Kevin Anderson of South Africa after their men’s singles final match of the 2017 Citi Open Tennis Tournament at the Fitzgerald Tennis Center in Washington, DC, USA, 06 August 2017. Zverev won the match 6-4, 6-4. EPA/PETE MAROVICH

 

 

Citi Open

Washington, DC, USA

 

RESULTS – 2017

 

Singles – Final

[5] A. Zverev (GER) d [15] K. Anderson (RSA) 64 64

 

Doubles – Final

[1] H. Kontinen (FIN) / J. Peers (AUS) d [2] L. Kubot (POL) / M. Melo (BRA) 76(5) 64

 

ZVEREV PREVAILS AT CITI OPEN; KONTINEN/PEERS TAKE DOUBLES TITLE

– Fifth seed Alexander Zverev won his first ATP World Tour 500-level title over Kevin Anderson.

– Zverev now has four ATP World Tour titles this season, matching Rafael Nadal and trailing only Roger Federer.

– The German is expected to jump to fourth place in the Emirates ATP Race To London and will further pad his lead in the Emirates ATP Race To Milan. The title is also his first with new coach Juan Carlos Ferrero by his side.

– Anderson was competing in his first final since Winston-Salem in 2015.

– The South African was looking for his first ATP World Tour 500-level title. He falls to 3-9 in title matches.

– Top seeds Henri Kontinen and John Peers beat second seeds Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo for their second title of the year after winning the Australian Open.

 

WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID

 

Zverev: “I think I improved a lot in the last few months and in this off-season so I can be able to win these kinds of tournaments… I showed in Rome and I’m showing it here again. I just hope I can continue playing well like this or even make it better in the summer. We’ll see what the next few big tournaments hold for me.”

“I obviously want to improve as fast and as much as I can until I’m at the top of the game. That’s what I’m trying to do. But it’s not in my hands.”

 

Anderson: “It didn’t feel like he gave me a whole lot. I thought he served very well. Outside of the two games I got broken, I was pretty happy with the way I played. But with him playing like that I couldn’t afford to give up those two serve games.”

 

Kontinen: “Every tournament we play, we feel more comfortable playing with each other. We’re one of the contenders in every tournament. There are a lot of good teams out there. We just have to play well in the key moments.”

 

Peers: “We actually only decided to play here on the Wednesday before the tournament, so thanks to Henri for suggesting it. It’s always great to play in front of such a nice crowd.”