Zverev beats Djokovic to win ATP Finals crown

Zverev beats Djokovic to win ATP Finals crown

Zverev beats Djokovic to win ATP Finals crown

Alexander Zverev has upset Novak Djokovic to claim the biggest title of his career with a 6-4, 6-3 victory at the ATP Finals.

The 21-year-old German, who was booed by indignant Roger Federer fans after beating their idol 24 hours earlier, saw off the world number one 6-4 6-3 to the delight of the vast majority at London's 02.

"You deserved to win and well done", Djokovic told Zverev. Got back to world number one.

He finally struck at 4-4, profiting from a pair of uncharacteristic errors on the suddenly brittle Djokovic forehand to earn the break of serve.

Djokovic needed just 75 minutes to secure his straight-sets triumph, the Serbian dropping only seven points on his serve as he made it eight wins in a row against the South African.

With Anderson seemingly set to hold in the fifth, Djokovic produced two outrageous shots that clipped the lines to break, leaving him roaring with approval and his opponent wondering how on earth he could stop him.

But the former champion was unable to wrestle control from the powerful Zverev, who held serve well and then took advantage of a exhausted Djokovic service game, finishing off with a magnificent backhand victor down the line.

"But I have to be happy with that result".

Top-ranked Djokovic was attempting to tie Roger Federer's record of six titles but followed the same path as the Swiss great, who lost to Zverev in the semifinals at the O2 Arena. We have never seen it before.

"The crowd have been absolutely wonderful all week". Obviously you could see how much it means to him.

Both of his parents are former tennis players with Alexander Sr qualifying for the first round of the 1985 Australian Open and Wimbledon the following year, losing on both occasions.

Often he has asked me about what it takes to win.

Despite having reached only one Grand Slam quarterfinal this year, Zverev is the only active player outside the Big Four of Djokovic, Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray to have won three Masters titles. When the point was replayed, Zverev served an ace. You are still quite young but you have had an wonderful career so far and I wish you all the best for your future. You barely lost a match all year though you lost to me.

'I want to thank my team. Tonight I just wanted to enjoy being out there'.

In men's tennis, 2018 has undoubtedly been the Year of Novak. "It's a long season but you guys making it very enjoyable for all of us".

To come back after a hard start to the year and an injury to win Wimbledon and the US Open this year, and become the dominant player in the second half of the year, speaks volumes for his mentality and love for the game.

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