Germany’s Alexander Zverev wins the Cincinnati Tennis Crown

The German Alexander Zverev wins the Cincinnati Tennis Crown. Image: Twitter

German Alexander Zverev wins the Cincinnati Tennis Crown to win the Western & Southern Open.

The German Alexander Zverev defeated Andrey Rublev from Russia in just 59 minutes 6: 2, 6: 3 and won the Western & Southern Open in Mason, Ohio.

The third-placed Zverev, who is fifth in the world rankings, won his 17th title in singles, his fifth title at the ATP Masters 1000 level and his fourth event of the season. The victory follows Zverev’s win of the gold medal in the men’s singles at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

“The first win I ever had on these courses was four days ago on Wednesday, and now I have my first title here. It’s been an amazing week, lots of great games. It is an unbelievable feeling to go to the US Open, ”said Zverev in his interview on site.

Zverev won 26 of 28 first serve points and turned five breakpoints into 10 opportunities. He now has a winning streak of 11 games that lasts just a week before the final Grand Slam of the season.

Zverev broke Rublev’s serve in the first and third games of the game on the way to a 4-0 lead in the first set. Rublev would continue to save Zverev’s first chance at a target value and keep the game tied 40:40, but Zverev prevailed with consecutive points to end the set. He broke Rublev again to open the second set and had little trouble the rest of the way.

“I’m grateful for the week I had,” said Rublev. “(Cincinnati) is a special place for me with great memories. The final wasn’t over, but Alexander played amazingly today.

“I didn’t have a big party because I also know how Andrey feels because we’ve been best friends since we were 11. And I know that he is aiming for his first Masters 1000 win, but I think he will come very soon, ”said Zverev.

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