Peter Gojowczyk at 28 years wins his first career title coming straight from the qualifications.
The German had to win 7 matches in 8 days to conquer Metz, but he was “lucky” for not playing that much as he won only 1 match in 3 sets and he had a free pass to the final after Mischa Zverev had to retire during their semifinal.
Gojowczyk was extremely sharp in the final against Benoit Paire to win the match without conceding a single break point. The German won the opener 7-5 after he broke Benoit in the 11th game (6-5). The Frenchman imploded in the second set, and Peter got a decisive 4-0 lead before winning the all thing 7-5 6-2 in 67 minutes.
Gojowczyk is the 7th first-time titlist in 2017 after Muller (Sydney), Harrison (Memphis), Coric (Marrakech), Sugita (Antalya), Rublev (Umag), and Dzmhur (St. Petersburg).
1ST CAREER TITLE
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