Alexander Zverev won his first match at the Western & Southern Open ever on Wednesday and he will leave Cincinnati as the Champion.
Am amazing week unfolded in Cincinnati for Alexander Zverev as the German went from never winning a match at the event to being a champion of it. In the final, he faced off his longtime friend on the Tour Andrey Rublev and crushed him 6-2 6-2. Zverev himself noted the crazy week saying:
“The first win I ever had on these courts was on Wednesday, four days ago, and now I have my first title here. It has been an incredible week, a lot of great matches. It is an incredible feeling going into the US Open."
Zverev did not emphatically celebrate the win or any good rally as he explained after the match:
“I was playing pretty good tennis. I did not do a big celebration because I know how Andrey feels as well because we have been best friends since we were 11 years old and I know he is seeking his first Masters 1000 win, but it is going to come very soon I think."
Zverev is now on a 11-match winning streak dating back to the Olympic Games in Tokyo and asked whether he feels he can win the US Open he said:
“I don’t want to get ahead of myself yet. I won the gold medal and just won a Masters, which I am very happy about and am looking forward to New York.”