Alexander Zverev wins the ATP finals defeating Rafael Nadal

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Alexander Zverev vs Rafael Nadal Nitto ATP finals 2019 results – Alexander Zverev who has been touted as the next tennis superstar for quite a while now, returned to the big stage after a long time. On Monday he walked on the court of the Nitto ATP Finals in London having never defeated current World No. 1 Rafael Nadal in five previous attempts.

alexander zverev vs rafael nadal nitto atp finals 2019 results

The young German believed in his own game and executed flawlessly, winning in straight sets as the scoreboard stood to show 6-2, 6-4. Zverev played a very aggressive game just like he did against Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. This was the most significant change from his previous attempts. It was a very difficult game for Nadal as he had to dig deep, urging himself on. But his 22-year-old opponent proved too strong as he served out the set.

Alexander Zverev vs Rafael Nadal Nitto ATP finals 2019 results

Zverev did not concede a single breakpoint in the entire match. Tactically, Zverev beat Nadal at his own game. Nadal after entering the tournament led the ATP Tour by a substantial margin in first-serve return points win. The Spaniard had won 35.7 percent of those points, with his nearest rival in that category, Novak Djokovic, at 33.9 percent. But in the final, Nadal could only win 12 percent of his first return points.

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Alexander Zverev vs Rafael Nadal Nitto ATP finals 2019 results – This fact was mentioned by Rafael himself in the post-match conference. He said that Zverev served hugely and it was difficult to read his first and second serve which created problems for the Spaniard. Zverev also fastened in his serves when compared to Zverev who averaged 136 mph on his first delivery, 18 mph faster than Nadal.

Alexander Zverev vs Rafael Nadal Nitto ATP finals 2019 results – Some people believed that it was Nadal’s injury that played a part in such a one-sided affair but Nadal was quick to respond as he said physically there is no excuse at all and he did not feel any pain in his abdominal injury. The only excuse is he wasn’t good on the court today.

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Alexander Zverev vs Rafael Nadal Nitto ATP finals 2019 results – It has become a very tight contest at the top between Nadal and Djokovic. It is very difficult to predict who is going to finish the year with the prestigious title of World Number 1. Djokovic has made his way to the finals of the ATP World tour which he will play against Dominic Thiem.

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