Alexander Zverev moved to within one win of two titles in two weeks at the ATP double-up event in Cologne, with the German reaching the final 7-6(3), 6-3 over Jannik Sinner on Saturday.

The semi-final was played between the world No. 7 and one of the top teenagers on the circuit,  

Zverev lifted the title here last week in the inaugural edition of the event, beating Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime.

His win over the 46th-ranked Sinner started from a deficit, with the top seed trailing 4-1 in the opening set.

But Zverev gathered up his game and broke the Italian three times before losing his own serve again to force a tiebreaker.

“I found my way back somehow,” Zverev said. “He played well at the start, he’ll soon be a Top 10 player,” he said of Sinner.

The US Open finalist needed only one break in the second set to earn his 22nd win of the season while also taking revenge on his opponent for a fourth-round defeat at Roland Garros.


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