Zverev Stuns Djokovic To Claim ATP Finals Title

Tanuja Saikhom | 2 months ago

Alexander Zverev claimed his first major crown after defeating Novak Djokovic in a straight set in the final match of ATP Finals in London. The 21-year-old registered an astonishing 6-4, 6-3 win over the world number one to become the first German to win the crown since 1995.

Zverev, who defeated Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in consecutive days without losing a set, was outplayed by the latter just a couple of days ago. The young gun broke Djokovic for a 5-4 lead in the first set and continued to dominate in the second to mark a historic win.

The 31-year-old Djokovic, who won 14 Grand Slams, lost his serve for the first time this week. Zverev defeated Swiss 20-time Grand Slam champion Federer in Saturday’s semi-final in a straight set 7-5, 76.

Win this victory, Zverev became the youngest winner of the title since Djokovic a decade ago. He is also the first German to win since Boris Becker in 13 years. He is currently the youngest player in the ATP top 10.

Zverev entered the ATP top-10 for the first time after defeating Novak Djokovic in the final of the 2017 Italian Open in May 2017.