Alexander Zverev completed the Cologne sweep beating Diego Schwartzman 6-2, 6-1 to win his second title in the city in as many weeks.
Zverev collected his 13th title and 4th in his home country of Germany. He’s now 17-3 during this restart.
“I know in finals you have to play your best tennis to have a chance, so obviously extremely happy with my performance. Probably the best match of the past two weeks here. Diego is someone that you can really struggle with. He is somebody who doesn’t miss from the baseline,” Zverev said. “You really have to win the match against him and I felt like that’s what I did.”
Schwartzman had led Zverev 2-1, but the German is now 2-0 indoors against the Argentine.
“Today was a day when I felt like I could try things out on the court and a lot of things were working,” Zverev added. “I’m obviously very happy with how I played.”
Schwartzman entered the final after consecutive tough 3-setters over youngsters Alejandro Davidovich Fokina and Felix-Auger Aliassime. He drops to 3-7 in finals having lost his last four.
“Sascha was much better today,” Schwartzman said. “He deserved to win last week here and today he was perfect on court.”
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