Lucas Pouille Defeats Feliciano Lopez to Win 2017 Mercedes Cup

Rob Blanchette@@_Rob_BFeatured ColumnistJune 18, 2017

France's Lucas Pouille holds up the trophy after defeating Spain's Feliciano Lopez (not in picture) in the final match at the ATP Mercedes Cup tennis tournament in Stuttgart, southwestern Germany, on June 18, 2017.   / AFP PHOTO / THOMAS KIENZLE        (Photo credit should read THOMAS KIENZLE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Lucas Pouille on Sunday won the 2017 Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart, Germany, defeating Feliciano Lopez in three sets.

The Frenchman came from a set down to claim his second tournament victory of the season, winning 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4.

The 23-year-old adds the trophy to his win at the Hungarian Open in April.

Lopez appeared set for victory as he won the first set and nearly took control in the second, but the French ace saved four break points to stay in the contest and thwart his opponent's intentions.

Pouille edged a tiebreaker to level the contest, and he put his foot on the accelerator in the third.

Pouille was successful as he chased his first break point of the match, and with his serving imperious and strong, he claimed victory.

The winner served 29 aces in the final. 

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