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TENNIS: Alexander Zverev beats Novak Djokovic in straight sets in ATP final

Alexander Zverev was the man who beat Novak Djokovic in the ATP finals in London yesterday in straight sets, 6-4 6-3.

The third seed broke Djokovic in the first set with a 5-4 lead and served three big aces to take the set off the world number 1.

The 21-year-old told the BBC: “”I’m unbelievably happy. Obviously it is the biggest title I have ever won. How I played today, how I won it, for me it’s just amazing.”

Zverev beat Djokovic and former number 1, Rodger Federer back to back during the finals. He received his biggest ever title and prize money yet of £2 million.

Djokovic jumped the net to congratulate the youngster and said after the game: “He had big serves. I wasn’t returning well. I wasn’t making him move too much. I was making way too many unforced errors.

“From 4-4 in the first set, my game fell apart. But if we put things in perspective it has been an amazing year and a great comeback.”

The German is known for his powerful serve, serving consistently at speeds of over 140mph. Having won three masters events including, The Italian Open in 2017, Masters of 1000 title twice and the 2018 Mutua Madrid Open.

He is currently the youngest player in the world top 10 rankings, and this win is significant for the future of the men’s game. The 6ft 6 man is the next big thing and will come out of the shadows  once the likes of Federer, Djokovic, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal retire.

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