Maden Makes The Most of His Metz Moment
Germany's Yannick Maden took full advantage of his lucky-loser status at the Moselle Open in Metz on Monday. The German beat countryman Mischa Zverev 7-5, 4-6, 6-1 to earn his first tour-level win since May at the BMW Open by FWU in Munich.
Maden won 76 per cent of his first-serve points and saved seven of nine break points against Zverev, No. 63 in the ATP Rankings. When Monday began, Maden, No. 120 in the ATP Rankings, wasn't even in the draw, but he would gain entry when eighth seed Philipp Kohlschreiber withdrew from the tournament because of fatigue. Maden will next meet a Frenchman, either wild card Quentin Halys or 2017 finalist Benoit Paire.
In Monday's other main-draw match, Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania saved four of five break points and beat German Maximilian Marterer 7-6(1), 6-7(1), 6-4. Berankis, No. 103 in the ATP Rankings, will next meet second seed and World No. 15 Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece.