Alexander Zverev has officially thrown down the gauntlet for 2022.

The German beat the No. 1 and No. 2 ranked players in the world, Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev respectively in consecutive matches to win the prestigious year-end event. Zverev who fell to the Medvedev in the group stage earlier in the week managed to capture revenge over the Russian in the final. He posted a solid 6-4, 6-4 score to raise the Nitto ATP Finals trophy.

This is the second ATP Finals title for Zverev who also raised the trophy in 2018—finishing off one of the best seasons for the world No. 3. This year, Zverev won gold at the Tokyo Olympics and earned 59 tour wins, more than any other player.

“It was great,” Zverev said in a post-match interview. “I won the World Tour Finals in the final against a player I lost five times to in a row, so I had to play one of my best matches. I’m happy about that, happy to be going on holidays with this win."


The last time Zverev defeated Medvedev in a tour match was, coincidentally, in the group stage in the 2019 ATP Finals.