No. 81 Nikoloz Basilashvili beat two-time Hamburg titlist Leonardo Mayer 6-4, 0-6, 7-5 on Sunday to become the first Georgian to win an ATP title.
“I’m extremely tired, I played seven matches. I literally gave, in every match, my heart,” Basilashvili said afterwards. “I’m pretty sure every player worked so hard for this, but it’s an unbelievable moment for me.”
Basilashvili improved to 2-2 in career finals, also winning in Hamburg this year.
Basilashvili is the fourth qualifier to win on the ATP this season, joining Daniil Medvedev (Sydney), Mirza Basic (Sofia) and Roberto Carballes Baena (Quito).
Mayer fell to 2-3 in career finals and 0-2 this year.
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