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Mayer stuns Ferrer to win Hamburg title

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

Argentina's Leonardo Mayer captured his first ATP title when he fought back to defeat top seeded Spaniard David Ferrer in the Hamburg final. Credit: AP

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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