Zverev crushes Rublev to win his first title in Cincinnati


German Alexander Zverev, the third candidate for the title, etched his name among the 1,000-point Cincinnati Open Masters title winners, after defeating Russian Andrey Rublev in the final in two sets without a response.

The match was nothing but a confirmation of the German player’s superiority over his Russian opponent in all five encounters that brought them together in their professional career.

The world number five did not need more than 59 minutes to settle the match in his favor, with a clear superiority of 6-2 and 6-3, to declare himself a new champion of the American Championship.

Zverev added his second title in the Masters this season, after the Madrid Championship, and the sixth in his career in general.

The 24-year-old will receive a prize of $654,815, and 1,000 points will be added to his world ranking.

The young player also became the first German to win the Cincinnati Championship since former legend Boris Becker in 1985.

On the other hand, the 23-year-old Russian player received a prize of 354,720 dollars, and 600 points to be added to his balance in the world rankings.


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