The end of the strike in London: the inevitable Novak Djokovic did not know what to do with smart, precise, reckless tennis Alexander Zverev. The 21-year-old German career has beaten the world first in the ATP finals in 6: 4, 6: 3 in 1 hour 18 minutes and became the master of 2018. He had a check for 2 million 509,000 dollars.
Last week, Novak Djokovic played in four games in London at the ATP World Championship, without ending the game. No one managed to beat the Belgians, with only one player coming up: Alexander Zverev, but lost 6: 4, 6: 1.
The 31-year-old in 2018, Pete Sampras caught in numerous Grand Slam (14) cups and became the world's leading tennis player in the earliest time. In the season, she was in the finals of the sixth finals of the ATP finals since 2012 – the last season did not begin. Lastly, he won in 2015, when he was virtually lost to Andy Murray in 2016, when he was the world leader. After that she really started down the slope and flew for half a year and looked for the way back into the light.
Before we remember the details of individual finals, we warn that in the finals of the doubles Mike Bryan was 40 years old. The King of the genre is losing its permanent partner, Bob's twin, who suffered severe acne in Madrid in May. Too forty, he could relax a bit, but he joined Jack Sock and won Wimbledon and then US Open. They did not slow down. They knew that London was their last joint tournament, as Mike will again start with his brother this season.
In the third round of the group stage, they were beaten by the best French players, but they were given the chance to win the finals on Sunday, because Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut won the semi-finals on Saturday. Two French next weeks will play in the Davis Cup final in Lille and it would be good for their trust to be a common success. The first match was also won at 7: 5, followed by a smooth one (6: 1), and the super shortcut could reach ten points. Americans led to 9: 5, but four racing pellets turned out to be too small to finish, and on 10:11 they hit the record. The slit may have shaken, but the hands of Mike Bryan are not, and at 12:11 Herbert gave two holes.
At the press conference 2018 ATP Tour, I continued when I met two Serbian colleagues on the elevator. We have known each other for years, and one smiles. I said, if everything happens like before, then there will be a lot of enthusiasm, because Novak is at least one step ahead of everyone, does not find anyone who catches it, has everything to answer, it is simply irresistible. They supported the consensus, and we were discussing that the following season could be quite boring, maybe Roland Garros will have some enthusiasm when Rafael Nadal is healthy.
He secretly confided to him – as a neutral viewer – that Alexander Zverev narrowed Serbia more than on Wednesday. Roger Federer was very focused on tennis has his game to make good Djokovic unpleasant moments, Turn it off.
In the first game, 4: 4, we could be warned that the world leader does not prevail, prevails over the course, the young German is very smart, tennis is right, but none of them ever hit the ball. Of course, on the basis of previous ones, everyone expected that the moment of truth would come when Zverev was somewhat more insecure than the donor, and Djokovic would fall. This has not happened!
Alexander Zverev did not want to receive any awards. In the long March, he constantly entertained with the master of the genre, but did not accelerate, stopped playing with him, and said that he started to beat the Serb with his own weapon. He held the ball and waited, Djokovic could not replace him, he probably believed that only one of his games could win, which lasted six months, he could not say anything. He was wrong. The beast was not tired, he headed, he was disciplined and was 4: 4, which was not the case all week: Novak Djokovic lost his performance.
Alexander Zverev is by no means the first opportunity for the throne of the new generation. Served for the set, he started with three aces and finished what he started. At the beginning of the 2nd game, the miracle of Zverev continued, and the German was lively. He pulled the path and showed no signs of weakness and uncertainty. This also applies if the next game is lost and Djokovic was disqualified (1: 1). He was immediately corrected and in third place he was re-enrolled. The Serbs did not return after 1 hour 16 minutes to stay in the match, while Zverev won the 2nd match and finished the match with 6: 4, 6: 3 Germany. He was stretched on the court, Djokovic did not wait for him on the net, went sportingly and congratulated him.A new champion was born.