Leonardo Mayer was the last man standing at the German Tennis Championships on Sunday as he overcame Florian Mayer 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 to lift the title for the second time in his career.
This week has been quite a ride for Leonardo who won this tournament in 2014. He initially failed to qualify but when Martin Klizan withdrew with a calf injury, he was offered a place in the main draw.
And he took that chance in great style as he defeated number one seed Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the first round.
In the final, Florian was certainly the more fancied player but Leonardo’s 44 winners (28 via his forehand) were enough to cause a major upset.
Speaking afterwards, he could not hide his delight.
"It's amazing to win in Hamburg again," said Leonardo.
"It's like home here and I feel very comfortable. I like the city and I always play well here.
"It's something special about this sport. I lost in qualifying and then beat the number one seed Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the first round.”
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Florian was gracious in defeat.
"It was a big match and a big fight,” he said.
“A very nice week for me. Maybe I got a little tired at the end and Leo played incredibly well. He deserved to win."