After never winning a match in Cincinnati before this year, Zverev will now leave the city as the Western & Southern Open champion.
The German had a sensational week in Ohio capping it off with a stellar performance in the final against Andrey Rublev taking him down 6-2 6-3. From the start, it was clear that Sasha Zverev had a plan and he executed it to perfection. The German attacked Rublev on every 2nd serve.
That proved a very effective strategy as Zverev won the majority of those points which allowed him to take an early 4-0 lead. Rublev was rattled by the troublesome start and by the time he found a rhythm it was too late. Zverev finished off the set with 6-2 hitting 4 aces in the process and dropping only two points on his first serve.
The same thing happened in the 2nd set as Zverev once again took an early 2-0 lead thanks to attacking Rublev on his 2nd serve. Issues for Rublev continued as he simply had no answer for Zverev. The German was excellent on his own serve rarely dropping a point while he created havoc on return.
He took a double break lead 5-1 in the 2nd set and from there cruised to finish with 6-3. A spectacular showing for Zverev who is now on an 11-match winning streak. The German won his 5th Masters and 17th title overall.
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