Ferrer Beaten By Mayer

David Ferrer was beaten by Leonardo Mayer of Argentina in the title round match in Hamburg yesterday. The Spaniard lost in three sets by 6-7 (3), 6-1, 7-6(4).

This is the first time that Mayer has lifted an ATP trophy. He was absolutely elated at the end of the match.

Speaking in his post match interview, he said, “This is unbelievable for me. I had never thought that I would manage to get better of David and that too on clay court where he is as potent as anyone in the world. It’s a special feeling, really hard for me to sink it in.”

Ferrer also was full of praise for his Argentinean opponent while being interviewed after the match.

The Spanish no. 2 said, “He seized the key moments and thus, he deserved to win. He showed a lot of aggression which I was lacking.”

Mayer had continuously been winning in the straight sets on his way to the final and it seemed he would keep that record intact in the final as well when he won the first set in the tie break against Ferrer, but, that wasn’t the case to be.

Ferrer came out fighting in the second set and blasted his opponent away to win it by 6-1 to push the match into the decider.

The decider also went into the tie breaker and Ferrer failed in keeping his nerve this time around too pretty much like the first set.

Mayer won the tie breaker by 7 games to 4 and sealed the contest.

Mayer is currently at the 27th position in the world rankings, but, this title win would surely get him a few positions higher, perhaps into the top 20. The Argentinean has never been in the top 20 before.