Alexander Zverev Joins an Unfortunate List of Players Even After Vienna Open 2021 Glory

Published 11/01/2021, 2:00 PM EDT
Aug 21, 2021; Mason, OH, USA; Alexander Zverev (GER) waits for Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE not pictured) to come back to the court after the first set of their semifinal match against during the Western and Southern Open at the Lindner Family Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports


World No.4 Alexander Zverev bagged his fourth title in 2021 when he lifted the Vienna Open 2021 trophy. The German player steamrolled over America’s Frances Tiafoe to emerge as the champion of the ATP tournament. The final scoreline of the match was 7-5, 6-4.

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Alexander Zverev, the favorite for the encounter, delivered a dominant performance in Vienna. He gave absolutely no chance to Tiafoe and delivered a total of 19 aces during the entire match.

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Alexander Zverev registers his name in an unfortunate list of players after Vienna Open 2021

The Vienna Open 2021 title is the 18th ATP title that Zverev has won in his career so far. However, with the triumph, he entered a list of players that he doesn’t really want to be a part of.

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Zverev is yet to win a Grand Slam title. Thus, he is now a member of the list of players who have won the most number of ATP titles without achieving a major. Interestingly, the German is tied for the 13th spot on the list with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Marcelo Rios- who have also attained 18 titles without winning a single Slam.

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Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev with their Winner and Runner UP titles respectively at the post match ceremony of US Open 2020 finals. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

With the upcoming Paris Masters, Zverev will be hoping to move one notch higher in the list before leaving it altogether as soon as possible. Even his arch-rivals, Dominic Thiem and Daniil Medvedev, have won one Grand Slam title each – the US Open 2020 and 2021.

The German’s best performance at a Grand Slam came at the US Open 2020 where he finished as the runner-up, losing to Thiem in the finals. It was an extremely tight contest which went right to the wire, and Thiem emerged victorious after the 5th set tie-breaker.

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Alexander Zverev will begin his Rolex Paris Masters 2021 campaign soon. Will he be able to win his third Masters title of the year in Paris?

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Anshul Singh

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Anshul Singh is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 1000 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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