Alexander Zverev makes it back-to-back Citi Open titles

Shahida Jacobs
Alexander Zverev playing a shot
Alexander Zverev playing a shot

Alexander Zverev brushed aside Alex de Minaur in the final to successfully defend his Citi Open title.

Top seed Zverev secured the ninth ATP Tour title of his career with a comfortable 6-2, 6-4 victory over the Australian teenager.

The 21-year-old German opened a 4-0 lead in the opening set as he broke De Minaur’s serve twice, and was also in control early in the second set after a break in game three.

“It’s quite funny, because this final could be the final of the next 15 years, so I hope you guys all enjoyed it,” he said during the post-match presentation.

He added: “Happy with how I played today and happy how the whole tournament went from start to finish, from the first match to the last point I felt in control.”

World No 3 Zverev is the first back-to-back winner in Washington since Juan Martin del Potro defending his title in 2009.