He’s been called the heir to the throne of Roger, Novak, and Nadal. That showed how much his Talents were regarded in the game of tennis, but it seemed the Young Russian was not ready to step up. But Yesterday, Alexander Zverev upset Novak Djokovic to claim the biggest title of his career with a 6-4, 6-3 victory at the ATP Finals on Sunday.
The 21-year-old Zverev is the youngest champion of the season-ending event since Djokovic claimed the first of his five titles a decade ago, and the first from Germany since 1995.
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.
Amazingly Djokovic’s serve hadn’t been broken all tournament until the final. Zverev did it once in the first set and three times in the second, completing the victory with a spectacular backhand winner up the line.
Everyone now expects the Young and skillful Zverev to capitalize on this win to go on and take his place in the ranks of the big boys. It remains to be seen though if he has the mental fortitude for this feat. But the manner of his victory yesterday showed in terms of talent he has what it takes