Zverev Wins His First Masters Title In Three Years After Impressive Rome Final Win

Zverev Wins His First Masters Title In Three Years After Impressive Rome Final Win

by Erik Virostko

Alexander Zverev is an ATP Masters 1000 champion again after he completed his run at the 2024 Italian Open with a final win over Nicolas Jarry.

Before playing the final in Rome, the German player played in ten ATP Masters 1000 finals, two of which came in the Italian capital. He succeeded once, and lost once too, and he wanted to improve his record in the Rome finals against Jarry.

He beat one Chilean on his way to the final, when he outplayed Alejandro Tabilo, and another one stood between him and his sixth ATP Masters 1000 title.

Jarry was fighting for his first such title, but it was clear who was the more experienced player in the opening set of the match. Zverev could control his nerves, winning 20 out of 21 points on his serve, while hitting the first serve 90% of the times.

It was almost a flawless serving performance from the third seed, who seemed to be unable to miss. Naturally, he was able to create some pressure on the return, and after converting one of three break points, he easily won the first set 6-4.

Zverev's nearly flawless serving continued in the second set. This time around, he hit 71% of his first serves in, winning 90% of the points after his first serve, and losing only four points in total on his serve in the set.

Such serving is almost unbeatable in a tennis match, and Jarry found out the hard way, as he couldn't match his opponent's perfection, losing his serve once more.

Zverev won the match 6-4, 7-5 to claim his sixth career ATP Masters 1000 title, and first since he won at the Cincinnati Open back in 2021. He will also rise to the fourth place of the ATP Rankings, overtaking Daniil Medvedev.


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