Classy Zverev Revels In Victory, Hails Defeated Djokovic

Classy Zverev Revels In Victory, Hails Defeated Djokovic

Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a return to Alexander Zverev of Germany in their ATP World Tour Finals singles tennis match at the O2 Arena in London, Saturday Nov. 17, 2018.

The German, the youngest finalist in nine years at just 21, showed enormous confidence in a high-quality final as he dispatched the 14-time Grand Slam champion 6-4, 6-3.

"Obviously it's quite astonishing, winning this title, beating two such players back-to-back, Roger and Novak, in the semifinals and finals", Zverev told reporters.

Khachanov may have enjoyed his best week of career in the French capital after bettering No. 6 seed Dominic Thiem in their first meeting to reach a maiden ATP 1000 final.

Anderson came into the evening contest knowing his serve had to be firing on all cylinders if he was to stand any chance against Djokovic - one of the greatest returners in the history of the game.

Djokovic had been intimidatingly consistent early in the match but now the unforced errors were coming, although it was a blinding forehand that gave the German the break in the first game of the second set.

Anderson was able to hold to get on the board but at 4-2 he faltered again, his forehand finding the net as Djokovic snatched a double break.

The Serbian won his service game to love and Anderson gamely held serve to force Djokovic to serve his way to victory.

"But I have to be happy with that result. It is the biggest title I have ever won", he said on court afterwards. We have never seen it before.

Of the booing incident after the Federer match he said: 'The crowd reaction wasn't too good to me, I was a little bit sad because as tennis player we take this kind of stuff personally.

"The crowd have been absolutely fantastic all week".

We have a lot of coaches, and no disrespect to them, but in order to win Grand Slam matches and become number one in the world it is easier to talk to people who have been there and about their own experiences.

Federer and Zverev after the latter's victory. He lost his serve in the first game which was big because he relies so much on his serve.

And BBC pundit Tim Henman revealed how the German managed to overcome Djokovic.

He saved the first but was left standing as Zverev conjured a stunning backhand to cap a brilliant display. Zverev has called the 20-time grand slam champion a "true inspiration", "the greatest player of all time" and "someone that I've looked up to my whole life" across several Instagram posts. I wish you all the best for your future.

In press conference at the ATP Finals after his loss to Alexander Zverev Novak Djokovic admitted he was not at his best in the final match and overall the tournament.

"Thank you to the fans for supporting tennis for 11 months".

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