Alexander Zverev defeats Jenson Brooksby, latest finish ever, Acapulco

German superstar Alexander Zverev and American Jenson Brooksby have made history at the Mexican Open with the latest-finishing ATP encounter ever.

Zverev, ranked No.3 in the world, outlasted the American 3-6 7-6 (10) 6-2 in an opening round match that finished at 4.55am in Acapulco.

The 24-year-old German fought off two match points in the second set, which lasted just short of two hours.

The match started shortly after 1:30am local time and lasted three hours and 20 minutes.

The late finish overtook the Australian Open match between Lleyton Hewitt and Marcos Baghdatis in 2008 that finished at 4.34am.

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“Right now I’m happy I won,” Zverev said after the match.

“I don’t know how Jenson feels, it must be difficult, but I’m happy to be a part of history.

“It was an incredible battle and an incredible match.

“Today I didn’t play my best, there’s no doubt about it. But I didn’t give up, I knew I wanted to do well here.

“I’m the defending champion and I want to give myself the best chance to win. I did well surviving today.”

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