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Alexander Zverev surprise in the final of the Tournament of Champions. The young athlete crushed him. Novak Djokovic in two sets, and the German media joined the success of Sunday night.
"Zverev, the new king of tennis", headlines Bild, the most read daily in Germany, reminding that the last German to win the Tournament of Champions was Boris Becker in the last century (1995).
The historical aspect of this success is underlined by Sportschau.de, "Zverev writes the history of tennis"and T-Online, "A Super Zverev wins a historic title against Djokovic".
"Zverev produced a sensation in London", writes the Stuttgarter Zeitung, while the Hamburger Morgenpost remembers that the new champion was born in the city of the north of Germany: "Tennis star of Hamburg, Alex Zverev, wins the first world champion tennis champion after Boris Becker".
The online magazine Kicker, where football is the main subject in common, also referred to the former glories of German tennis. "With this title, Zverev follows in the footsteps of Boris Becker and Michael Stich, and closes the mouth of his critics", emphasizes Kicker.
Alexander Zverev, historical performance in the Tournament of Champions
Alexander Zverev is the first German to win the final of the ATP circuit after Boris Becker in Frankfurt in 1995, and the youngest of Djokovic, who beat the same age in 2008 in Shanghai.
Djokovic had 2-1 in straight games with Zverev, who settled in Rome in 2017. Out of London's victory, Djokovic won his first German game this year in Shanghai.