The king in the making, Alexander Zverev put on an astounding show in the ATP Final trophy to claim the title for the second time. Having defeated World No 1 Novak Djokovic in the semi-final, Zverev entered the match with great momentum which was clearly visible on the court. The champion defeated world No 2 Daniil Medvedev in straight sets 6-4, 6-4.
The win ended a great year for Zverev, who also won the gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics. He is leading the charts of most wins on a tour this year. The German will now be keen to add a Grand Slam to his cabinet soon and given his form, that does not look too far away.
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“It was great,” Zverev said after the win. “I won the World Tour Finals in the final against a player I lost five times to in a row so I had to play one of my best matches. I’m happy about that, happy to be going on holidays with this win. There’s no better way to end the season than winning here. I’m obviously incredibly happy but I’m also very much looking forward to next year already,” he added.
Zverev and Daniil Medvedev had clashed in the league stage earlier in the tournament and Medvedev got the better of the German. However, Zverev won the match when it mattered the most. The ace player dominated the final from the go. He broke Medvedev’s serve in only the third game of the match and was almost unbeatable off his own serve.
Meanwhile, in the doubles category, Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut emerged winners by defeating Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury 6-4, 7-6.