Lucas Pouille wins 2017 Mercedes Cup

Frenchman Lucas Pouille defeated Feliciano Lopez 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-4 to win his first grass-court title.

The No.4-seeded Lucas Pouille, who was given a wild card to play the tournament saved an epic match point against J L Struff in the 2nd round. Lopez took the 1st set after clinching the early break but Pouille responded saving all the four break points in the 2nd set and takes Tie-break. At 2-2 in the third set, Pouille takes his 1st break point and hits the 29th ace to win his first grass-court title.

This is his third title of his career after winning Gazprom Hungarian Open in April and Moselle Open in Last September. 

“I think I took a little bit more of the opportunities than him. He had some break points and didn’t make them and I had only one or two and I made them. So I think that made the difference. Of course, if you win the first tournament of the grass season you’re confident, but I know that every week is different and every player is tough to beat. I will need to focus again for next week and be ready to play my first round in Halle” Pouille said.


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