Alexander Zverev has won his third Masters title after he saw off Dominic Thiem of Austria in their Madrid Open final clash on Sunday evening.
Zverev, 21, won in style by beating Thiem 6-4 6-4 as he did not drop a set throughout the tournament.
The loss represents a second successive Madrid Open final loss for world number seven Thiem.
Thiem reached the final last year before he was beaten by Rafael Nadal and had defeated the Spanish tennis legend on his way to this year’s final.
German Zverev, who has now won two Masters title in two weeks, becomes only the fifth active player to win at least three Masters 1000 titles after Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray.
While speaking about his victory, the world number three disclosed that his attention will now turn to the Rome Masters as he tries to defend his title. In his words, he said: “Hopefully I can continue this kind of streak in Rome.”
“Winning two titles in two weeks is great. Winning a Masters, another Masters, is unbelievable. But before the French Open, there’s still Rome where I’m the defending champion.
“Obviously, I didn’t get broken one time [in Madrid]. But I don’t think I faced break points in the whole tournament. For me, this is an amazing stat to know in the back of my mind.” he concluded.
Alexander Zverev is undoubtedly in top shape ahead of this year’s French Open billed to start on May 27.
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