Alexander Zverev has won tennis gold for Germany in the Tokyo Olympics men’s singles event. The world No5 eased to a 6-3 6-1 victory over the Russian Olympic Committee’s Karen Kachanov. In the semi-finals, Zverev came from a set down to beat Novak Djokovic and end the world No1’sRead More »
Alexander Zverev followed up his upset of Novak Djokovic by becoming the first German man to win a singles gold medal in Olympic tennis with victory over Karen Khachanov. Having ensured his countrywoman Steffi Graf remains the only tennis player to win the Golden Slam of all four major titles and Olympic gold in one year, having done so in 1988, Zverev has now joined her as a singles champion.
TOKYO (Reuters) -World number five Alexander Zverev won the biggest title of his career when he crushed Russian Karen Khachanov 6-3 6-1 on Sunday to win the men's singles tennis gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. The 24-year-old, who has yet to win a Grand Slam title, was in stunning form as he demolished Khachanov in 79 minutes to become the first German man to win a singles Olympic gold. Zverev, who secured a rare win over world number one Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals, became only the second German to win Olympic singles tennis gold by matching Steffi Graff's achievement at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.
Is it possible not to break sweat in 35°C temperatures? Alexander Zverev gave that impression in sealing the men’s Olympics tennis title for Germany. A dominant 6-3, 6-1 win bolsters his case as a founding father in the new era of male tennis superiority. But it was his semi-final which will live longer in the memory than this sub-80 minute victory. In an Olympics of withdrawals and stars failing to sparkle, this was not the expected men’s gold medal match. Favourite Novak Djokovic fell to Zvere