After a dream week at the Tokyo Olympics, Alexander Zverev brought Germany his first Olympic tennis gold medal since Steffi Graff in 1988. He succeeds Andy Murray who won the Games in 2012 at London and in 2016 in Rio. After a monumental feat against Novak Djokovic in the semifinals, Zverev finished the work in the final this Sunday against Russian Karen Khachanov. A clear victory 6-3, 6-1 in 1h15 which rewards the fine journey of the 5th player in the world, who has lost only one set since the start of the tournament. This is of course the best title of his young career. 4 Masters 1000, 1 Nitto ATP Finals title and an Olympic gold medal, a solid record for a 24-year-old. The Men’s Tennis podium is therefore as follows: Zverev in gold, Khachanov in silver and Carreno-Busta in bronze.

Amazing Alex 🠥 ‡ 🠇 © 🠇 ª @AlexZverev claims the men’s singles gold medal for Germany after defeating Khachanov 6-3, 6-1! # Tokyo2020 #Olympics #Tennis pic.twitter.com/6WnoJQX39D

GOLD for @AlexZverev 🠥 ‡ The German beats Karen Khachanov 6-3 6-1 to become OLYMPIC CHAMPION at # Tokyo2020! #Olympics #Tennis pic.twitter.com/SekhxtQSfQ

We thought Novak Djokovic was unbeatable and on his way to the Golden Slam, but Alexander Zverev had proven otherwise. With this stunning success on Friday, the German had ended a streak of 22 straight wins and made sure to have a medal around his neck on Sunday. Big favorite for gold against Karen Khachanov, Zverev performed as a boss this Sunday to win the most beautiful medals. He won 6-3, 6-1 in 1h15 in a final where he was never worried. In the first round, the German broke away from his first break, at 1-1. He will only have one break point to save to keep his lead. The second round was a one-way street. 12 points out of 13 won behind his first ball and no break point conceded. A perfect final, in short for the 24-year-old player who becomes the first German Olympic tennis champion.

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