GENEVA, May 25, 2019
Alexander Zverev captured his first title of the season, winning the 2019 Banque Eric Sturdza Geneva Open. The top seed from Germany defeated Nicolas Jarry from Chile 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(8) in a rain-interrupted singles final on Saturday.
Zverev saved two match points in the tie-break of the final set to prevail in dramatic fashion after two hours and 35 minutes.
SWISS DELIGHT FOR SASCHA!
Zverev wins his first title of 2019, saving 2 match points as he battles past Nico Jarry in Geneva 🙌 pic.twitter.com/FxcADg37Mu
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) 25. Mai 2019
“It was a very tough match. He was playing aggressively, serving big and hitting everything he can,” said Zverev, as quoted on the ATP Tour website. “I thought I was in control until the rain came, but I’m happy to find a way. I felt it could have gone either way.”
By lifting his 11th ATP Tour career trophy, Zverev takes away from Switzerland €90,390 in prize money as well as 250 ATP-Ranking points. Next up for the Hamburg native will be Roland Garros. Zverev will open his Paris campaign against Australia’s John Millman.
Earlier in the day, Oliver Marach from Austria and Mate Pavic of Croatia lifted the doubles trophies. The top seeds got the better off Matthew Ebden from Australia and Robert Lindstedt from Sweden, winning 6-4, 6-4 in the one hour and 14 minutes lasting final.