Brilliant Alexander Zverev stuns Novak Djokovic to win ATP Finals crown
Alexander Zverev has won his biggest career title to date, besting Novak Djokovic to claim the ATP Finals crown at The O2.
The German claimed of fatigued earlier in the week after losing to Djokovic in the round robin stage of the competition, claiming he had not felt at his best for “weeks” due to playing too many matches.
However, he was dominant against the world number one in the final, easing to a 6-4 6-3 win.
It was a tight affair up for most of the first set, with the first and decisive break coming at 4-4 in Zverev’s favour. He was then able to take the first set, asking serious questions of Djokovic.
Djokovic though, was unable to respond. Zverev broke again early in the second and, although the Serb hit straight back, it proved just a stay of execution.
As the set wore on, Zverev was by far the stronger player, producing two more breaks of serve to win what could prove to be a breakthrough title.
More from Tennis365:
Boris Becker criticises Lorenzo Musetti’s decision to throw in towel after Italian admits ‘I was not injured’
“You have to be ready physically and mentally,” says Boris Becker.
Jannik Sinner highlights why the Big Three are tough to beat after defeat to Rafael Nadal
“I’m trying to not give him any free space,” says Jannik Sinner.
Tennis365’s live scores and results centre: Follow day three from the 2021 French Open here…
Catch the live action from Roland Garros with our scores centre…
‘Are you by any chance up for a practice?’ Iga Swiatek asks Andy Murray ahead of grass campaign
Iga Swiatek eyes grass-court session with Andy Murray.
Naomi Osaka withdraws from Wimbledon warm-up event, raising doubts about her SW19 entry
Naomi Osaka’s return date remains unknown.
French Open day nine: Novak Djokovic given a scare by Lorenzo Musetti, Coco Gauff winning off the court too
The story of the ninth day of action at Roland Garros.
Iga Swiatek on course to defend French Open title after beating Marta Kostyuk
Iga Swiatek the heavy favourite at Roland Garros.
Katie Boulter hoping to reach new levels after first-round win in Nottingham
The 24-year-old is making important steps on her road back from a serious back injury.
Novak Djokovic fights off nerves to avoid upset against teenager Lorenzo Musetti
Djokovic recovered from two sets down while Rafael Nadal was a straight-sets winner over 19-year-old Jannik Sinner.
Dan Evans back in a bubble and feeling upbeat after success on the Nottingham grass
British No 1 believes his decision to get back into a bubble was justified.