Mischa Zverev Wins Maiden Title in Eastbourne; Dzumhur Ousts Mannarino For Antalya Crown

published: Jun, 30, 2018

by: Nima Naderi

Nature Valley International—Eastbourne, Great Britain

German Mischa Zverev won his maiden ATP World Tour title in Eastbourne, Great Britain on Saturday, defeating Lucas Lacko 6-4, 6-4. Using his precise serve-and-volley game to great effect, Zverev struck four aces, won 86 percent of his first serve points and 59 percent of his second serve points. Breaking serve on two occasions, while never losing his own delivery, Zverev improved to 2-0 against Lacko in lifetime meetings.

Lacko, who was also vying for his first career title, was playing in his second career final (Zagreb, Croatia) and first in six years. Zverev was competing in his third career final.

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Turkish Airlines Open Antalya—Antalya, Turkey

No. 2 seed Damir Dzumhur defeated top seed Adrian Mannarino 6-1, 1-6, 6-1 on Saturday in Antalya, Turkey to capture his third career ATP World Tour title. Previously winning in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia in 2017, Dzumher also made the finals of Winston-Salem last year as well. Needing one hour and 24 minutes to defeat his higher ranked opponent, Dzumhur served four aces and broke serve on four occasions.The topsy-turvy match featured an elevated level of play by Dzumhur to start the match, followed by Mannarino taking over in the second set and concluding with Dzumhur running away with the contest in set three.

Mannarino, who was in search of his first career title, fell to 0-5 in championship matches.

Both Dzumhur and Mannarino will next see action at the Wimbledon Championships, which begins on Monday in London, England.

Nima Naderi

http://www.tennisconnected.com

Founder and Creative Director of TennisConnected.com. He has over 25 years of coaching experience and is an award winning coach with the PTR. Nima has written articles for the ATPWorldTour.com, TennisCanada.com, TennisViewMagazine and Tennis Pro Magazine. He is also the co-host of the TennisConnected PodCast, the Operations Director for Premium Court and the Tournament Director for the Caribbean Cup Tennis Series.

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