Alexander Zverev Leaves Behind Dominic Thiem, Daniil Medvedev, and Others in Astonishing Feat

Published 11/01/2021, 8:10 AM EDT
Aug 22, 2021; Mason, OH, USA; Alexander Zverev (GER) kisses the Rookwood Cup after defeating Andrey Rublev (RUS not pictured) in the final during the Western and Southern Open final at the Lindner Family Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports


World No.4 Alexander Zverev recently emerged as the champion of the Vienna Open 2021. The German player defeated the in-form, Frances Tiafoe, in straight sets to win the tournament. The final scoreline of the match was 7-5, 6-4.

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2021 is turning out to be a great year for Alexander Zverev. Even though he didn’t win a Grand Slam title, he bagged the Gold at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 and has now won four ATP tournaments this year.

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Alexander Zverev achieves an incredible feat after Vienna Open 2021 glory

After his Vienna Open 2021 triumph, Zverev has now won the most number of ATP titles for a player who was born after the 1990s. Born in 1997, he currently has 18 ATP trophies and now has won one more title than Dominic Thiem, who has 17 ATP trophies to date.

Interestingly, the German is even ahead of one of his arch-rivals and US Open 2021 winner, Daniil Medvedev. The Russian has triumphed in only 13 ATP tournament so far and thus, is still five titles away from Zverev.

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Who are the other players on the list?

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There is a tie between three players with the most number of ATP titles who were born after 1990s for the fourth position. Each of Grigor Dimitrov, Milos Raonic, and Andrey Rublev has 8 titles against their name right now.

Aug 12, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Andrey Rublev of Russia returns a ball to John Isner of the United States (not pictured) at Aviva Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Intriguingly, Rublev is just 24-years-old and has the potential to match Zverev’s record soon. The Russian is enjoying some superb form on the court and it will be intriguing to watch how he performs at the Rolex Paris Masters 2021.

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Alexander Zverev will begin his Rolex Paris Masters 2021 campaign as the fourth-seeded player. Fans have really huge expectations from him and want him to deliver some amazing performances there. Will he be able to lift his third Masters trophy 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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