Novak Djokovic is on a roll when he was too good for Alexander Zverev with the first set win at 6-1 after the first 37 minutes of play, such an outstanding impact immediately from the Serbian.
Meanwhile, Zverev was on the same starting zone as Djokovic but struggled so far to fire the pressure back on his opponent as he needed a 2nd set turnaround to stay in this fight.
The German bounced back immediately after the break, even in the toughest of battles Zverev earned his reprieve against the World No.1 where he was mightily up front with the 2nd set win at 3-6.
45 minutes in and we have a decider on our hands in a race to meet Karen Khachanov in the men’s singles gold medal match.
Zverev continued to win up to eight straight games in a row between the end of 2nd & midway through the final set at 0-4, while Djokovic is faltering where he continues to struggle with a lack of feel since the 2nd set.
And what a huge comeback from Germany’s Alexander Zverev who was too good in the end, having gone from a set down before he found a route that blew away Novak Djokovic with the win.
The final score is 6-1, 3-6, 1-6 & this game was completed in 2 hours and three minutes.
Bugger for the World No.1 who fired off well with an easy start, but began to lost some ground unfortunately & unable to find ways to get himself back in the game ever since. Novak still has a game to play for the bronze medal game though v Pablo Carreno Busta.
For now, it’s Alexander Zverev v Karen Khachanov for the gold medal in tennis at the 2020 Summer Olympics.
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