Alexander Zverev, the reigning Olympic gold medalist, has won his second Nitto ATP Finals title, overcoming World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev 6-4, 6-4 to cap off an outstanding 2021 season.
The German defeated World No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals and backed that up against Medvedev in an impressive performance. Zverev imposed his powerful game on the Russian as he stepped inside the court to outmanoeuvre the 25-year-old, who sat deep behind the baseline, to secure victory after 75 minutes.
With his victory, Zverev has become just the fourth player in the tournament’s history to earn semi-final and final wins over the Top 2 players in the FedEx ATP Rankings. The World No. 3 fired eight aces, hit 23 winners and did not face a break point in his statement win over the Russian.
A Rolex Testimonee, Sascha as he is known affectionately, joins WTA Finals winner Garbiñe Muguruza as two brand spokespersons for the Swiss watch manufacturer who conquered the year end marquee competition featuring the best 8 players from the year.