Fiji Time: 8:41 PM on Monday 5 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Mayer stuns Ferrer

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

HAMBURG, Germany, July 20 2014 AFP - Argentina's world number 46 Leonardo Mayer captured his first ATP title yesterday when he fought back to defeat top seeded Spaniard David Ferrer, 6-7 (3-7) 6-1 7-6 (7-4) in the Hamburg final.

Mayer becomes the lowest-ranked winner of an ATP World Tour 500 tournament since number 54 Radek Stepanek clinched the Washington title in 2011.

The 27-year-old Mayer is enjoying one of the best spells of his career. Last month, the right-hander advanced to the fourth round at Wimbledon and made his first ATP World Tour final in Vina del Mar earlier this year.

"I can't believe it," said Mayer. "I was able to do it against Ferrer, who is one of the best players on this surface. I'm really happy and it still hasn't sunk in that I won.

"At the start of the match, I was a little tense. But I relaxed and started to play better. He also made some mistakes that got me back into the match. I tried to enjoy it and that's why I won, I think."

The 32-year-old Ferrer was contesting his 44th tour-level title match and dropped to a 21-23 finals record.

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61600.5970
JPY 56.727453.7274
GBP 0.30760.2996
EUR 0.41700.4050
NZD 0.73020.6972
AUD 0.66590.6409
USD 0.47010.4531



Exchange Rate updated on 5th October 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Rugby outcry
  2. Woman dies in fire
  3. Family robbed, fear for lives
  4. FRCA under probe
  5. No ban on movement
  6. 'Antibiotics not for flu'
  7. Another earthquake in south of Fiji
  8. Ministry confirms scouting as compulsory 2016 program
  9. Year 10 exams
  10. FRA sheds light on costs of road construction

Top Stories this Week

  1. Pastor in court Tuesday (29 Sep)
  2. Rugby outcry Monday (05 Oct)
  3. The mysteries and tragedies of Naria Tuesday (29 Sep)
  4. Tired Wales march on after holding off feisty Fiji Friday (02 Oct)
  5. RWC 2015 ball hunters Wednesday (30 Sep)
  6. 13 seek refuge in Fiji Wednesday (30 Sep)
  7. Military has its suspicions Tuesday (29 Sep)
  8. Botia up for Wales clash Thursday (01 Oct)
  9. English tutors in demand Wednesday (30 Sep)
  10. Man faces further charges of rape, indecent assault Friday (02 Oct)