Zverev Beats Anderson for 4th 2017 Title at Washington
by Staff | August 6th, 2017, 6:59 pm
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Fast-rising German Alexander Zverev won his fourth title of the year on Sunday in Washington, D.C., defeating South African Kevin Anderson 6-4, 6-4 for the Citi Open title.


The 20-year-old Zverev collected his first title under new coach and former No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero.

“I feel like the longer the tournament gets, the better I start to play,” Zverev said.

Anderson was appearing in his first final since 2015 at Winston-Salem after earlier in the week saving a match point to beat Dominic Thiem in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals he upended Jack Sock.

“I think I can take a ton of positives from this week, and I’ve been able to do that for the past few tournaments,” said the 31-year-old Anderson. “That’s definitely a big encouragement for me.”

Zverev is tied with Rafael Nadal at four tournament wins on the year, and both trail Roger Federer’s five titles.

Zverev improved to 5-3 in career finals, while Anderson dropped to 3-9.


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6 Comments for Zverev Beats Anderson for 4th 2017 Title at Washington

BBB Says:

I went to this match and got lucky with the seats. Zverev was extremely impressive. I understand the hype.


Daniel Says:

Zverev is here to stay. 4 titles already, including a Masters and he can do more damage still. This season will be a turning point for him. Will probably qualify for WTF with Novak and Stan out and next year I expect he will starting making a move in Slams, as Thiem did. The still lack maturity to deal with this big matches, but the game is there.


rognadfan Says:

Actually, Zverev is almost certain to qualify for WTF. He would have been regardless of whether Nole of Stan stayed on tour.
This guy is impressive and a true professional at this very young age. He is on a whole new level compared to the previous class of ‘touted’ multiple slam-winners (Like Raonic, dimitrov, kyrgios). He needs to reamin healthy and injury free, that’s all he needs. His game is so strong (that BH, man), with top-notch firepower in all three strokes (FH. BH and Serve) + consistency as well. Anytime one can run around to hit a great BH, which is super rare), it does wonders for them. And he can do it so viciously.
Future is so bright for the young fella.


lylenubbins Says:

Zverev also is good on all surfaces


FedExpress Says:

Zverev is a special player. Find him talentwise more impressive than Thiem.

And he has overtaken Dimitrov, Raonic and Nishikori I feel.


BBB Says:

I was three rows in. The sound of the ball coming off his racquet was other-worldly. His serve impressed me more than Anderson’s.


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