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Mayer stuns Ferrer to win Hamburg title

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Hamburg – Argentina's world number 46 Leonardo Mayer captured his first ATP title on Sunday 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

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Leonardo Mayer aus Argentinien spielt am 19.07.2014 während des ATP-Turniers in Hamburg im Halbfinale gegen Kohlschreiber aus Deutschland eine Vorhand. Foto: Daniel Reinhardt/dpa +++(c) dpa - Bildfunk+++

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.

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

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