Alexander Zverev continued his fine form on clay on Sunday as he beat Novak Djokovic in the final of the Italian Open to claim his first ATP Masters 1000 title.
Zverev was quite sensational in this last week. On Sunday he broke his ATP Masters 1000 duck when he steam rolled Djokovic in straight sets – winning 6-4, 6-3.
Zverev’s backhand was as destructive as ever against the former world number one. As soon as Djokovic lacked depth, Zverev punished him and more often than not it was from the left side of the court.
While the Serb will be happy he made the final, he will also be concerned at the ease in which Zverev got past him.
The young German broke Djokovic on three occasions after earning himself five break points.
On the contrary, Djokovic never had one break point.
Speaking afterwards, Zverev admitted he was extremely happy with how clinical and ruthless he was.