Zverev nominates Djokovic in Flushing Meadows


Germany’s Alexander Zverev jumped to fourth in the world rankings of tennis players, displacing Spain’s Rafael Nadal to fifth, after the German won his first Masters title in Cincinnati, at the expense of Russian Andrei Rublev 6-2 6-3. The German reached 8240 points, approaching the top three, led by Serbian Novak Djokovic with 11113 points, followed by Russian Daniil Medvedev second with 9,980 points. Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas is in third place with 8350 points. Zverev has a great season, as he won the gold in the Tokyo Olympics, where he eliminated Djokovic from the semi-finals, and then beat Russia’s Karen Khachanov in the final.

Zverev (24 years old) won his second Masters title this year and the fifth in his career, and became one place away from his best classification when he finished third in November 2017. And in sympathy with the levels he is finally presenting after winning the gold in the Tokyo Olympics, the German will form in the championship The US Open, which begins at the end of this month, is the biggest threat to Serbian Novak Djokovic, the first seed, who is seeking to win his fourth Grand Slam title this year and achieve a historic achievement.

Zverev will enter the Flushing Meadows tournament after winning 11 consecutive victories, but he nonetheless nominates Djokovic to be the one with the greatest chance of winning the American title. Zverev was close to crowning his first title in New York last year when he lost to Dominic Thiem, but he said that his preparations for the current season “I was still looking to play at my level at the US Open last year, but it went really well for me,” he said, “I was very close to winning the title, but I’m looking forward to what happens to me this year, and we’ll see what happens as soon as I get the title.” go there”.

The absence of Roger Federer and Djokovic will represent a good opportunity for one of the most promising players in the world of men’s tennis to win a title in the major tournaments.

In the women’s side, Japan’s Naomi Osaka lost the runner-up after her third-round exit in Cincinnati after reaching the final of the tournament in 2020 before withdrawing before kick-off, replaced by Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka in the best classification in her professional career. Australian Ashleigh Barty consolidated her lead after a fifth title this year in Cincinnati, at the expense of the Swiss surprise Gil Teichmann in the final, which advanced 32 places from 76 to 44.


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