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Alexander Zverev US Open 2020

Alexander Zverev captures gold medal to achieve Olympic dream

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Alexander Zverev held his nerve in the gold medal match to overcome Karen Khachanov and make German Olympic history in Tokyo.

The 2020 US Open finalist became the first German man to win Olympic gold in tennis, and the first German player to claim Olympic singles gold since Steffi Graf did so on the sport’s return to the Olympiad in 1988.

The world number five was dialled in early, securing the early break for 2-1 in the opening set, holding serve until breaking once more at 5-3 to take the set, one away from gold.

Zverev then further raced into a commanding second set lead, holding to love, then breaking, holding again and breaking again for 4-0, before another love hold to place Khachanov on the edge of embarrassment with a potential bagel.

Khachanov was able to hold off the whitewash, before Zverev claimed it on his serve to win gold 6-3, 6-1 in barely 80 minutes on-court.

The achievement will surely rank among the best for Zverev in his career, alongside his four Masters 1000 titles and ATP Finals triumph in 2018.


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