List of records broken by Alexander Zverev after winning the 2021 ATP Finals

World No. 3 Alexander Zverev defeats World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev in the finals of the 2021 ATP Finals in Turin to win his 2nd title at the ATP Finals.

Alexander Zverev
Alexander Zverev

World No. 3 Alexander Zverev ends his 2021 Tour season with a 59-15 record and 6 titles to his name. Zverev won two ATP-500 titles, first in Acapulco and then in Vienna. He won two ATP-1000 Masters titles in Madrid on Clay and then in Cincinnati on hardcourts and also won the Gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics this year before finishing the season with the title at the 2021 ATP Finals.

Up against World No. 2 and the defending champion this year at the ATP Finals, Daniil Medvedev, Zverev won the title clash 6-4, 6-4 in 75 minutes to win his 2nd title at the Year-End Championships and end the season on a winning note in front of his family. Sascha fired eight aces and hit 23 winners while not facing a single break point while also limiting the Russian to only 1 winner in the first-set.

There is no better way to end the season than winning here. I am incredibly happy and I am already looking forward to next year. Things couldn’t be much better, to be honest. I’m obviously happy with how the season went. I’m happy with the finish of the season. It was obviously a great year. To capture the title here has been incredible. Give me the trophy!” said Zverev after the match.

List of feats achieved and interesting stats after Alexander Zverev’s victory at the 2021 ATP Finals

Alexander Zverev with the 2021 ATP Finals Trophy
Alexander Zverev with the 2021 ATP Finals Trophy
  • Alexander Zverev becomes the 10th man in history to win multiple titles at the ATP Finals (2018 and 2021).
  • Both ATP Finals titles won by Zverev have come against opponents he lost to in the round-robin stage:
    2018 – lost to Novak Djokovic in the round-robin, defeated Djokovic in Final in straight-sets
    2021 – lost to Daniil Medvedev in the round-robin, defeated Medvedev in Final in straight-sets
    Pete Sampras is the only other to accomplish the feat multiple times (1994, 1996, 1999).
  • Zverev becomes just the second man after Ivan Lendl to win multiple ATP Finals title before winning a Grand Slam. Ivan was the first player to win multiple titles at the Year-End Championships (1981, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1987) before winning his first Slam at the 1984 French Open.
  • Zverev is the fourth player in the ATP Finals history to defeat the top two players in the ATP rankings in the semi-finals (Djokovic) and final (Medvedev), joining Lendl (1982), Stefan Edberg (1989) and Andre Agassi (1990).
  • This was the fifth consecutive year a player outside the Big Four of Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray has won the ATP Finals. Zverev is the only person who has triumphed twice during that span.
  • Zverev ends the streak of 6 different winners at the ATP Finals starting in 2015 (2015 – Djokovic, 2016- Murray, 2017 – Grigor Dimitrov, 2018 – Zverev, 2019 – Stefanos Tsitsipas, 2020 – Medvedev).
  • It was the 19th time that a rematch from the round-robin was done in the final. The loser of the round-robin now has won 11 of 19 matches with Zverev present there twice.
  • Zverev now trails Boris Becker (3 ATP Finals titles) by 1 title as the German with most number of titles at the tournament.
  • Only two finals of the ATP Finals have been won in straight-sets after the 2016 Finals. Zverev has won both of them.

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