Zverev won Olympic gold for the first time, Djokovic was hungry

28 Dec 2021 | 09:23 | Tennis

After excellently defeating the world No. 1 player, Alexander Zverev continued to defeat Karen Khachanov 2-0 (6-3, 6-1) in the final to win the gold medal in the men’s singles event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic tennis.
Excited after subduing Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals, Alexander Zverev entered the final against the 12th seed, Karen Khachanov.

Zverev broke the break in the first game where the Russian player served, then quickly ended the set with a score of 6-3, after only 43 minutes.

Entering the second set, the situation was quite similar to the first set when breaking the opponent’s game in the first game where Karen Khachanov served.

Overcoming the victory, the 24-year-old German player continued to break in the third game, making Khachanov dismayed. The Russian No. 12 seed almost gave up and lost 1-6 after 36 minutes, thereby sadly having to accept silver.

As for Zverev, the easy victory helped him win precious Olympic gold in the first time he attended. This is also the 4th gold medal of the German sports team at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The victory of this 24-year-old tennis player is like “rubbing salt” into Novak Djokovic’s sadness when he lost to Zverev himself and disillusioned with the Golden Slam at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Previously, Belinda Bencic (Switzerland) won gold in women’s singles, after the 9th seed won 7-5, 6-2, 6-3 against Czech opponent, Marketa Vondrousova.

In the women’s doubles, Czech players Barbora Krejcikova – Katerina Siniakova won 7-5, 6-1 against Belinda Bencic – Viktorija Golubic (Switzerland) in the final to win the gold medal.