Extremely strong and decisive since August and, in particular, his Olympic title in Tokyo, Alexander Zverev added an impressive streak to his track record on Sunday by winning the ATP 500 title in Vienna. stronger in the final than American Frances Tiafoe (7-5, 6-4 at 1h35), and thus the German won his 18th singles title, at the age of 24.
Impeccable in service (eleven aces in the first round alone, nineteen in total), immobile, attentive, he was able to stand up to the toughest fervor of his American opponent, yet he is the author of a luxurious week in Austria, where he will have chosen in turn Stefanos Tsitsipas, Diego Schwartzman and Janek Sener. But Tiafoe (49) received a winning serve on his only break point in the second set, at 4-4 and then, in the next match, Zverev, with a perfect backhand in a long streak, came in pursuit of a white break from Victoire.
I didn’t start the week wellHe was recognized as ranked number 4 in the world immediately after his success and before the trophy was presented by Thomas Muster. But hey, this is the fifth title of my season and in 2021 I won Olympics, two Masters 1000 and two ATP 500, it’s not easy to imagine much better. “
The winner of twenty-four of the last twenty-six matches and all (5) finals he’s played this year, Zverev, who is still missing the Grand Slam title, will now go down in Paris with the favourite, the one who reached the final at last year’s POPB.
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