Rising German tennis player Alexander Zverev successfully defended his ATP Washington Open title, as he defeated Alex de Minaur of Australia in the finals of Citi Open on Sunday.
The world no.3 dominated de Minaur in both the sets to end the game in straight sets 6-2, 6-4. With this win, the 21-year-old German secured his third title of the year.
What a fantastic week for me," Zverev said. "Winning a tournament on its 50th anniversary is something amazing. This has been a very special week for me.
"(Defending a title) feels great and shows mental strength as well. It shows a little maturity I think."
Being the world no.3, Zverev is behind the top two Grand Slam winners Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer but still he is sure that guys such as Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal are worrying just yet.
“You’ve got to ask them. I don’t think Roger’s too concerned about it,” Zverev said with a smile. “He’s somewhere in Switzerland right now, enjoying … his milk from his cow.”
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