Djokovic Sets up ATP Finals Title Clash With Zverev Anderson

Novak Djokovic reveals health issues after loss to Alexander Zverev

Zverev claimed the biggest title of his career with a 6-4, 6-3 upset on Sunday, becoming the youngest champion of the season-ending event since Djokovic claimed the first of his five titles a decade ago - also at age 21.

"From my side it was pretty disappointing", he said after losing to Djokovic.

Yes, he has won three Masters 1000 titles before, and has beaten Djokovic and Federer before, but to beat Novak and Roger back to back in one of the biggest tournaments in the world tells him, most importantly, but also the world, that he is going to be the next big thing.

More than just the title, the way he overcame those world-leading players is likely to be a source of huge confidence for the German as he looks to improve his Grand Slam record in 2019.

He held his serve easily - regularly hitting serves up to 140mph and finding the target with a high first-serve percentage - and made Novak start to worry.

There was no let-up at the start of the second set for Anderson as he double-faulted to go 0-40 in his opening service game, Djokovic duly breaking again as the world number six dumped a forehand into the net.

As his former coach, it is wonderful for me to see that because he obviously still has a lot of good tennis in him. Zverev downs Djokovic in ATP Finals.

The momentum shifted slightly in the next game as Zverev hit loose back-to-back double faults to let Djokovic back in, but he was unaffected, again exerting enormous pressure on the Djokovic serve to break for the third time in a row and re-take the lead.

"I feel like I'm doing that", Zverev said. A backhand victor on the run drifted past the helpless Djokovic and Zverev sunk to the ground in tears. Obviously today was not a great day for us, but if we put things in perspective it was an wonderful year, a great comeback and thank you guys for helping me to get to where I am. "You only have so many chances of winning it".

'I'm very proud that at 37 I'm still so competitive and so happy playing tennis, ' he said.

One of the sub-plots of Zverev's run to the French Open quarters was the unlikely bond he struck up with Bradford-born sports reporter Jonathan Pinfield at his post-match press conferences, captivated by the Yorkshire accent.

Yet this was a deserved victory for Zverev, who broke his opponent four times in total and finished the match with a vicious, curling passing shot which could very well have come from the boot of the watching David Beckham.

Sock and Bryan have dominated since teaming up, winning Wimbledon and the US Open before finishing their season in style in London. "This could be our last hoorah because Bob's training back in Florida".

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