Germany’s tennis expert Alexander Zverev has beaten Russian Karen Khachanov 6-3 6-1 to win the men’s singles gold decoration at the Tokyo Olympics.
The 24-year-old was in excellent condition on Sunday as he defeated Khachanov quickly to turn into the principal German man to win singles Olympic gold.
The world number five, who still can’t seem to win a Grand Slam title, was flawless throughout and gotten an early break to voyage to a 3-1 lead in the primary set. There were no indications of any nerves as he broke Khachanov again and sacked the set when his rival sent a simple volley wide on the German’s second set point.
Not even the loud fights of a modest bunch of anti-Olympic demonstrators, blasting onto center court through a bullhorn, could occupy Zverev as he broke Khachanov again in the second round of the second set.
The German remained in full oversight, thundering strike victors past his rival who could only look on as he made due with silver.
Zverev turned out to be only the second German to win Olympic singles gold, coordinating with Steffi Graff’s accomplishment at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.
Germany additionally won Olympic gold in the pairs with Boris Becker and Michael Stich at the 1992 Barcelona Games