Alexander Zverev beats Nicolas Jarry in straight sets to win the Rome Open title, moves to World No.4

Alexander Zverev beat Jarry 6-4, 7-5 to win 6th Masters title.

Alexander Zverev beats Nicolas Jarry in straight sets to win the Rome Open title, moves to World No.4

Alexander Zverev (Via Imago)

German ace Alexander Zverev beat the in-form Nicolas Jarry to claim his second title in Rome. The German has always done well on clay, and once again got back to clean form by cruising past the rounds. Although there were some very close matches, the 27-year-old managed to edge past them and win another Masters’ title. 

Unlike his semi-final match, Zverev was more confident in his game in the finals. With almost all first-serve points won, the German had put his opponent completely under pressure. At one point, he was 32/32 in the first points won, and only needed a couple of games to seal the win. 

Even though Zverev lost his initial couple of match points, twelve minutes later, there was another opportunity presented to him, and it was not the one to miss. Zverev finally sealed the game 6-4, 7-5 to win his 6th ATP Masters singles title. He had only 8 unforced errors in the game and won 95% of his first-serve points.

More importantly, this gave Zverev a handful of points, which allowed him to climb higher in the PIF ATP rankings, and is now placed at World No.4. An incredible win for the current World No.4, who overtook Medvedev by an inch and is at a danger of losing it back to the Russian. 

Alexander Zverev ends the special week with a first title since ankle injury

Alexander Zverev won his first title since his ankle injury. He beat Nicolas Jarry in straight in under 1 hour and 30 minutes to finish the game. This ended the special week for the German, who showed great resilience in soaking up the big hitting from Jarry. 

Alexander Zverev
Alexander Zverev (Via Imago)
Obviously winning my first ever here in Rome and winning my first after my injury also in Rome, so Rome is a very special place for me.
Alexander Zverev said after the game

In the bigger picture, this win is very huge for Zverev, who heads into Paris with immense confidence. With the draw very open for Roland Garros, Zverev strongly proves his point about becoming a strong candidate for his first-ever title in Paris. Becoming the World No.4 holds huge for Zverev heading into the French Open and might help him in the long run. 

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