Great start from Alexander Zverev who got himself ahead with the first set win, having claimed easy games while Karen Khachanov struggled so far even though the Russian fought hard as of late.
Zverev continued to lead unbeaten after the break with plenty of consecutive games earned before he was too good for Khachanov in straight sets that earned him the gold medal for Team Germany.
The last time a German played a men’s singles final was Tommy Haas back in 2000 where he won the silver medal behind Yevgeny Kafelnikov, and Zverev today made this incredible breakthrough for his country after a semi-final comeback v Novak Djokovic.
Final Score: 6-3, 6-1 both to Alexander Zverev.
Khachanov may have tried his best to hold the German back, especially during a couple of break points that would’ve at least gave him some reprieve but his lack of execution & slow starts ultimately saw The Russian settle for silver.
That’s it for Tennis in the Olympic scene and there is one more grand slam left of 2021 which is the US Open that begins at the end of this month.
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