• Young German will play Djokovic or Anderson in Sunday’s final
Roger Federer will have to wait a little longer to win his 100th tournament title after Alexander Zverev, the young German who dresses like he was on his way to a 70s fancy dress party but plays like the next big thing in tennis, beat him in straight sets to reach the final of the ATP Finals.
Zverev, 16 years younger than his esteemed opponent, stopped him in his tracks with a mix of big serving and considered, powerful groundstrokes to win 7-5, 7-6 (5) in just over an hour and a half, and has the benefit of 24 hours’ rest before contesting the title on Sunday evening. It was an excellent win, his third over Federer in six meetings – and possibly not his last.
Written by Kevin Mitchell at the O2 Arena
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/nov/17/alexander-zverev-beats-roger-federer-atp-finals-london under the title “Alexander Zverev denies Roger Federer at ATP Finals with stamina and style”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.