MEDIA CREDITS: Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP – Tennis-ATP-Zverev-hits-shot-at-Geneva-Open
GENEVA — Alexander Zverev saved two match points after waiting out two long rain delays to win his first title this season, beating Nicolas Jarry 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (8) in the Geneva Open final on Saturday.
Fifth-ranked Zverev clinched when Jarry sent a forehand long after more than 2 1/2 hours on court and almost six hours after play began.
It was the German’s 11th career title, worth 90,000 euros ($101,000) prize money, and first since November at the season-ending ATP Finals in London.
Zverev struggled through a second set interrupted by two rain delays of at least an hour before 75th-ranked Jarry levelled.
The Chilean has lost both finals he reached on tour. His next opponent, at the French Open that begins on Sunday, is eighth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro.
Sat, 25 May 2019 16:32:46 EDT