ATP Finals Highlights: Alexander Zverev beat Novak Djokovic by a margin of 6-4, 6-3 to win his maiden ATP title on Sunday. He is now the first German to win the ATP singles title since Boris Becker did it in 1995 and also the youngest man to win the year-end championships since Djokovic in 2008 in Shanghai. Zverev was on the front foot from the start breaking Djokovic not once but thrice. World number one Djokovic was given a run for his money throughout the match as the 21-year-old German made him work hard for his points. With this win, Zverev ends the season on a high while Djokovic fails to equal Federer’s tally fo six titles.
Novak Djokovic vs Alexander Zverev: Highlights
Alexander Zverev wins the ATP Finals Title, beats Djokovic 6-4 6-3!
An exquisite backhand down the line and that's it! Alexander Zverev defeats Djokovic 6-4, 6-3 to win the ATP Finals in London. At 21, Zverev is the youngest man to win the year-end championships since Djokovic in 2008 in Shanghai. Zverev falls to the ground and cannot control his tears.
Second Set: DJOKOVIC 2-4* ZVEREV
Zverev trails 0-30. Then recovers to 15-30. Another ace from Zverev makes it 40-30. Crunch time and Djokovic hits the net. Zverev is two game away from the title.
Second Set: DJOKOVIC 1-3* ZVEREV
Djokovic levels it at 1-1. Zverev then breaks for the third time! Already three breaks of serve in the second set.
Second Set: DJOKOVIC 0-1* ZVEREV
Zverev breaks! for the second consecutive time. He takes it with a superb winner after the longest rally of the match, Djokovic is clearly rattled. DJOKOVIC 4-6 0-1* ZVEREV
Djokovic* 4-5 Zverev (*denotes server)
Zverev claims a break of serve! He first takes the lead with a backhand slice but a rare error off the forehand from Djokovic gives Zverev a chance at 30-40. Djokovic nets a forehand and he has been broken this week. Zverev will serve for the first set!
Djokovic * 3-3 Zverev (*denotes server):
Zverev uses his first serve to build the lead. A second ace of the game moves Zverev level once again after the opening six games. Zverev* 3-3 Djokovic
DJOKOVIC 3-2* ZVEREV (*denotes server):
An error by Djokovic and he is 30-15 down. But Zverev can't take advantage of it. But he quickly recovers and makes it 40-30 in his favour. Zverev hits the net and that the point for Djokovic.
DJOKOVIC *2-2 ZVEREV (*denotes server)
So after Djokovic goes up 2-1, Zverev recovers and goes up 40-15. He then holds his serve. Riveting stuff from early on in the match. This might go a long way. Let see.
DJOKOVIC *1-1 ZVEREV (*denotes server)
Zverev will not back down and leads 30-0. An unenforced error makes it 30-15. But he is quickly back up to collect another point. 40-15. He win the contest with an ace. So it's 1-1.
DJOKOVIC *1-0 ZVEREV (*denotes server)
First Set: Djokovic plays a loose shot to lose the first point. Two mistakes by Zverev sets up the game point and Djokovic takes it gladly. So it is Djokovic who has begun on the front foot.
Zverev opts to receive serve from Djokovic. Live action to begin soon. Djokovic speaks- Probably a different match but hopefully the same result. He has been playing well the last couple of matches, especially against Roger. This is one of the biggest events we have in sport. I am really proud of my achievements in the last five or sixth months and hopefully I can win the title.
Here come the players
Here come the players. Djokovic is world no 1 and looking to tie the record for most ATP Finals titles. Roger Federer has the current record with six. Who will win this match? Stay tuned for live updates
ATP Finals Updates
Alexander Zverev speaks
“Novak’s barely losing a match now. He hasn’t lost much in the last six months, winning both Grand Slams and most of the Masters 1000s. He’s probably the toughest opponent right now.”
Novak Djokovic speaks-
“I’ve had plenty of success here. I’ve been very fortunate to play well here in the past and crown my seasons with a trophy here several times. Obviously making history in the sport that I truly love is an inspiration and a motivation.”
Hello and Good Evening!
Welcome to our live coverage of the men's singles final featuring Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev. Heading into the finals Djokovic knows he faces a tough challenge having faced Zverev in the group stage. "I played very well in the group stage against Sascha (Zverev) but I don't think he was close to his best... It is the last match of the year for both of us so let the better player win," Djokovic said. Djokovic is trying to tie the record for most ATP Finals titles. Roger Federer has the current record with six. Zverev, meanwhile, will be going for the biggest title of his career. His biggest titles to date are three Masters 1000 titles (Rome and Canada last year and Madrid this year).