| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Photo Credit: Brian Coleman/LI Tennis Magazine

 

Germany’s Alexander Zverev won the biggest title of his career on Sunday, becoming the youngest player ever to win the Nitto ATP Finals as he defeated World No. 1 Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3 in Sunday’s championship.

“This is the biggest title of my career so far,” said Zverev. “This trophy means a lot, everything, to all the players. I mean, you only have so many chances of winning it. You play against the best players only. How I played today, how I won it, for me it’s just amazing.”

Zverev, who earlier in the week in London articulated some of his frustration with the length of the ATP schedule, dialed some unbelievable tennis to defeat the red-hot Djokovic. The Serb entered the final a winner in 35 of his last 37 matches, and earlier in the week rolled past Zverev, dropping just five games in a round-robin play match.

“It’s quite astonishing, winning this title, beating two such players back-to-back, Roger and Novak, in semifinals and final,” said the 21-year-old Zverev. “It means so much. I’m incredibly happy and incredibly proud of this moment right now.”