German sensation Zverev wins record fourth ATP title

The 20-year old star became the youngest player to win four titles in a single season since Juan Martin del Potro in 2008.

By Carlo Chikomba

Germany’s Alexander Zverev won his fourth ATP title of the season with victory over South African Kevin Anderson in the final of the Citi Open.

The 20-year-old world number eight won 6-4 6-4 in 69 minutes in Washington to claim the title and cement his name in the record books as the youngest player to rack up four titles in a season since Argentinian Juan Martin del Potro in 2008.

That feat now has the world number eight being tipped for big things with some pundits already claiming he could very well be a future superstar in the mould of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

Those comparisons could be a bit too early, but should Zverev continue on his upward trend, we may see the rise of a superstar to rival the top tennis guys very soon.

Meanwhile, Russia’s Ekaterina Makarova beat Germany’s Julia Goerges 3-6 7-6 (7-2) 6-0 in the women’s final to secure her third WTA singles title.

Elsewhere, Madison Keys beat fellow American Coco Vandeweghe 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 to win the Stanford Bank of the West Classic in California.

The US Open, the fourth and final Grand Slam of the year, begins on Monday, 28 August.

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