GENEVA, May 26: Germany�s Alexander Zverev captured his first title of the season with a see-saw 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (10-8) victory in Geneva Open final over Chile�s Nicolas Jarry, who had two match points but came up just short.
The championship match at this clay-court tennis event on Saturday was marred by two long rain delays before the fifth-ranked Zverev finally clinched the win in two hours and 37 minutes, reports Efe news.
Zverev dominated the first set, breaking Jarry�s serve in the second game and having chances to get an insurance break in both the fourth and sixth games.
He was unable to convert those chances but still wrapped up the set comfortably in the ninth game by holding serve at love.
The 75th-ranked Jarry also faced a break point in the opening game of the second set, but after getting out of danger he grabbed a 4-2 advantage by breaking Zverev�s serve for the first time.
A few games later, Jarry wrapped up the second set when a Zverev return of serve sailed far over the baseline. Both players stayed on serve throughout the third set to set up a deciding tiebreaker, which featured some dramatic twists and turns.
Zverev appeared to have the situation under control when he took a two-mini-break lead at 4-0 and once again at 5-2 when Jarry badly misplayed a forehand passing shot. � IANS