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Zverev stuns Djokovic to win ATP Finals

Zverev stuns Djokovic to win ATP Finals

"It is the biggest title I have ever won", Zverev said on court after becoming the first German to win the ATP's most prestigious title - often referred to as "the fifth slam" - since Boris Becker in Frankfurt in 1995.

Not only did he become the youngest victor of the title since Djokovic 10 years ago, and the first German to triumph since Boris Becker in 1995, Zverev also became only the fourth player to beat Federer and Djokovic back-to-back in the semi-final and final of the same tournament. "I appreciate you letting me win one". You play against the best players only.

An inspired series of shots earned Zverev the first break points of the match in the 12th game, and Federer sent a forehand wide to fall behind. Leading 4-1, Djokovic was able to serve out for the match and set up a mouth-watering clash with Roger Federer's conqueror Zverev. "I hope I can do great. but just chill out a little bit".

There was no let-up at the start of the second set for Anderson as he double-faulted to go 0-40 in his opening service game, Djokovic duly breaking again as the world number six dumped a forehand into the net. After his defeat to Dominic Thiem in the last eight at Roland Garros, he told Pinfield: "I think you're the only person who can make me smile right now".

Becker, a six-time Grand Slam victor, said Zverev had the potential to be the "new superstar" of world tennis and backed his compatriot to deliver on his promise under coach Ivan Lendl. Although he is the only active male player outside of the Big Four of Djokovic, Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray to possess three or more Masters titles, the young German has only reached one Grand Slam quarterfinal.

But Djokovic will be the man to beat when the first major of next year comes round in Melbourne in January - it is a venue where he has won six times.

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With the Sunday victory over Serbia's Djokovic, who has 14 Grand-Slam titles to his credit, Zverev will climb to fourth in the year-end rankings. 'Hopefully he can surpass me.

After the drama of the first semi-final, were we in for another shock, given the form that Kevin Anderson had started the tournament in?

"Obviously no one likes to lose a tennis match", he said.

Yet this was a deserved victory for Zverev, who broke his opponent four times in total and finished the match with a vicious, curling passing shot which could very well have come from the boot of the watching David Beckham.

Sock and Bryan have dominated since teaming up, winning Wimbledon and the U.S. Open before finishing their season in style in London. "This could be our last hoorah because Bob's training back in Florida".

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