Alexander Zverev beat Novak Djokovic to clinch Italian Open Men’s Singles title

May 22, 2017 11:59 IST

Alexander Zverev beat Novak Djokovic to clinch Italian OpenAlexander Zverev on 21 May 2017 defeated World No. 2 Novak Djokovic 2 6-4 6-3 to win the Italian Open. The final was held in Rome, Italy.

With the win, Zverev became the youngest Masters 1000 titlist since a 19-year-old Djokovic won the 2007 Miami Open presented by Itau.

About Alexander Zverev

Born on 20 April 1997, Alexander Zverev Jr. is a German professional tennis player.

He is the son of former Russian tennis player Alexander Zverev Sr. and the younger brother of tennis player Mischa Zverev.

He entered the ATP top 10 for the first time after defeating Novak Djokovic in the final of the Italian Open.

Between October 2013 and June 2014, he was the No. 1 ranked boys junior player.

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About Italian Open

The Italian Open is an annual tennis tournament held in Rome, Italy.

After the French Open, it is one of the most prestigious red clay tennis tournaments in the world, with the men's competition being an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) tour, and the women's competition being a Premier 5 event on the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) tour.

The tournament is also known as the Rome Masters and the Italian Championships.

Rafael Nadal has won the title a record seven times.

The 2016 Italian Open Men’s Singles title was won by Andy Murray.

The 2017 Italian Open Women’s Singles title was won by Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina.

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