German Tennis Championships 2017—Hamburg, Germany
Argentine Leonardo Mayer captured his second career title in Hamburg, Germany on Sunday, dismissing Florian Mayer 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. Winning the title as a lucky loser, Mayer used his spin-oriented game to great effect throughout the week and the final. Striking 10 aces and winning 72 percent of his first serve points, Mayer will now see his ranking improve drastically to approximately No. 48 in the world on Monday. The 30-year-old is currently ranked No. 138 on the computer.
Florian Mayer, who was in search of his third career title and second 500 level event, progressed to the finals by dismissing the likes of Philipp Kohlschreiber (ret.), Diego Schwartzman, Andrey Kuznetsov and Marco Cecchinato.
BB&T Atlanta Open—Atlanta, GA, U.S.A.
No. 2 seed John Isner continued his strong start to the summer hard-court season by claiming his second title in as many weeks, this time in Atlanta, Georgia. Defeating countryman Ryan Harrison 7-6(6), 7-6(7), Isner slammed 23 aces, won 85 percent of his first serve points and only lost his first once in the match (only once throughout the tournament). Winning the event for the fourth time, Isner how has 12 career titles to his name.
Taking home the title in Newport, Rhode Island last week, Isner will now change his focus to the Citi Open in Washington, D.C.
Harrison, who was aiming to win his second title of the season, continued his strong play throughout the year and will continue to be a force during the lead up events to the US Open.
J. Safra Sarasin Swiss Open Gstaad—Gstaad, Switzerland
No. 4 seed and wildcard entrant Fabio Fognini won his fifth career title on Sunday in Gstaad, Switzerland, defeating Yannick Hanfmann 6-4, 7-5. Needing 93 minutes to seal his victory, Fognini used his potent groundstroke game to stay in front of his German opponent. Breaking serve on three occasions, while winning 74 percent of his first serve points, Fognini finished the match with two aces to his credit.
Hanfmann, who was playing in his first-career ATP World Tour final, not only qualified for the tournament but also defeated the likes of defending champion Feliciano Lopez, Joao Sousa and Robin Haase en-route to the finals.
Both Fognini and Hanfmann will both see action in Kitzbuhel, Austria next week.