Tennis – ATP Finals: Zverev Stuns World No.1 Novak Djokovic; Wins Title
Alexander Zverev paralyzed world number one Novak Djokovic in straight sets to win the season-finishing ATP Finals and procure the greatest triumph of his profession.
The 31-year-old Djokovic, was the favorite to win a 6th finals title however was clobbered 6-4 6-3 by the German.
Alexander Zverev is the first player to beat both Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer in the same #NittoATPFinals. Zverev’s also the first player to beat the Top 2 seeds in the semis and final of the event since @AndreAgassi in 1990.
— ATP Media Info (@ATPMediaInfo) November 18, 2018
Zverev, the third seed, broke Djokovic for a 5-4 lead in the principal set, at that point served three major aces to take the set.
The 21-year-old kept on overwhelming in the second and fixed an essential triumph as Djokovic wavered.
Alexander Zverev bidding to become only the fourth player to defeat Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in the semi-final and final of the same tournament.
Andy Murray (2012 Olympics)
Rafael Nadal (2008 Roland Garros, 2008 Hamburg, 2007 Roland Garros)
David Nalbandian (2007 Madrid)
— Stuart Fraser (@stu_fraser) November 18, 2018
Zverev had lost to Djokovic in straight sets in the round-robin group at the same time, in the wake of beating Roger Federer in Saturday’s semi-finals, created a more sure execution to stop the Serbian equalling Federer’s pull of end-of-season titles.
Zverev missed his first title point before hitting an amazing strike down the line for triumph, tumbling to the court in a blend of incredulity and festivity as Djokovic hopped over the net to compliment him.
— Michael Dickens (@michaelcdickens) November 18, 2018
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