ICYMI : Alexander Zverev Overcones Dominic Thiem For Madrid Masters Crown

Alexander Zverev beat Dominic Thiem in the Madrid Masters final on Sunday and following the loss, Thiem claimed that the German is now the best player in the world beneath Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Zverev has long been marked out as a future star of the men’s game and his 6-4, 6-4 victory over […]

Alexander Zverev beat Dominic Thiem in the Madrid Masters final on Sunday and following the loss, Thiem claimed that the German is now the best player in the world beneath Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Zverev has long been marked out as a future star of the men’s game and his 6-4, 6-4 victory over Thiem suggests the German can be a major threat at the French Open later this month.

Thiem had ousted Nadal in the quarter-finals on Friday and he too will be among the small group capable of preventing the Spaniard from claiming an 11th Roland Garros crown.

But the Austrian was outplayed, and over-powered, by Zverev, who collects his third ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title, the most prestigious tier of knock-out tournament beneath the four Grand Slams.

Zverev is now one of five active players to have won three, the others being Federer, Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray.

Those four are all aged 30 or older, while Zverev is 21, with Djokovic and Murray both attempting recovery missions after injury.

“I would say probably now, besides Roger and Rafa, he’s the best,” Thiem said. “You just need to look at his results.”

Source: Reuters

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