Alexander Zverev beats Djokovic, Sets new Masters Record

Alexander Zverev beats Djokovic, Sets new Masters Record

At 20 years and one month, Alexander Zverev is the youngest Masters event champion since Novak Djokovic himself won the 2007 Miami Open.

Fearless Zverev, currently ranked 17 in the world but now set to move into the top 10, dominated the Rome Masters against Djokovic from the start to wrap up the contest in straight sets 6-4, 6-3.

He did not face a break point and broke the 12-time major winner in the first game and twice in the second set.

Djokovic received a code violation for an audible obscenity in the seventh game of the second set, and later double-faulted to hand Zverev match point.

A long backhand by the Serb, who will celebrate his 30th birthday on Monday, subsequently ensured victory to his highly-rated opponent.

Djokovic’s semi-final win over Dominic Thiem had hinted he was close to recovering his best form after a poor year, culminating in the departure of his entire coaching staff earlier this month.

Culled from BBC

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