Zverev Claims Second Rome Masters Title, Tops Jarry

by Staff | May 20th, 2024, 12:41 am

Alexander Zverev claimed his biggest title since turning his ankle two years ago in Paris with a convincing run at the Rome Masters defeating Nicolas Jarry 6-4, 7-5 to collect his second Masters title in the Eternal City.

“This one is special in its own way because it proves to me that I can win these kinds of tournaments again,” Zverev said. “I’m at the level where I want to be. Moving forward, I can dream again. This is what this week brings me.”

Zverev lost just two points on first serve and never faced a break point all match. He broke Jarry twice, first time to win the first set, second time to win the match.

“He is playing huge and you can see by the players he has beaten here this week,” Zverev said about Jarry. “Playing incredible tennis. I told him if he continues to play like that he will have many chances at this level. Today I am extremely happy to be the winner.”

Zverev cruised to the title dropping just one set in six matches, though only faced one player in the Top 20 — that was No. 13 Taylor Fritz.

“Obviously I’ve been playing well all week, from the first point of the first round until now,” said Zverev. “Obviously I’m extremely happy with how things went. I struggled a little bit in the semifinals but got my way out of it.”

The German now has 22 career titles including six at the Masters level, first since 2021 Cincinnati. He won his first masters in Rome in 2017 defeating Novak Djokovic.

“Obviously winning my first ever here in Rome and winning my first after my injury also in Rome, so Rome is a very special place for me,” Zverev said. “It is a very, very special week.”

Jarry, who toughed out a thriller yesterday over Tommy Paul, was appearing in his first Masters semifinal or final.

“My feeling right now is I want to go to Roland Garros and play better because I know I can play better and do good there,” said Jarry. “I’m very motivated. That’s how I am right now.”

Zverev will head to the French Open where he’ll be back among the favorites as he still seeks his first Grand Slam title.

“I’ve said it many times before, and I’m going to say it again: I’m somebody that I know when I don’t play well, I can lose to anyone, but when I play well, I know I can beat anyone,” he said. “That’s my mindset. That’s how I think about it.

“I know I have to focus on myself, to find my rhythm in Paris the way I did here. Then everything is on my own racquet.”

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6 Comments for Zverev Claims Second Rome Masters Title, Tops Jarry

Wog Boy Says:

Zverev wouldn’t mind putting this on his thread.

Happy Birthday Novak Djoković, 37 years of age and still #1 in the world🎂🥂


It’s a pity that you won’t understand lyrics (most of you), but it’s happy birthday song. This song deserves bottle of Jameson…for the start 🥃

chrisford1 Says:

Age 37. Like Fed’s 23 straight Slam semis, Novaks time at #1 and record age (37) when he was last #1 will stay records a long, long time.

Poor NOvak. All he wants is respect. And love. Has the former. Needs to reach out in the darkness, and find that love.


I know it’s not Halloween, but I just ran across this. The two’s lip synching and eye movements were spectacular.

Giles Says:

Cif. What on earth prompted you to post that eerie vid? Are you feeling alright? Shall I call a doctor?

chrisford1 Says:

A response to Wog BOy’s Serbian birthday ode to Novak.
And my response to WB – which should be clear as intent with :

“Poor Novak. All he wants is respect. And love. Has the former. Needs to reach out in the darkness, and find that love.”
(just as long as he avoids Pepe and heart- festooned VW bugs he crashes)

Come on, Gilles. Heed the song. There is more to life than being miserable watching a sport you mostly hate and listening to songs that you and your Mum feel miserable listening to. Reach out in the darkness Gilles, and you may find that love you need! And don’t you think that woman singer was pretty hot for a ghoul? I’d do her if she wouldn’t try chewing my arm or ear off!

WB – Think of a shot of Jameson for Dom Thiem as well. He took on the Big 3 and had a better win percentage against them collectively than anyone but Murray and Delpo. And like those 2, a phenomenal player on the march to greatness then his career ends on injury.
PS – Find some singing video for Giles to be miserable listening to.
Maybe one of those old videos of Andy trying to sing rap…
BTW – Consider a shot to Camila Giorgi , also retiring. She had power from who knows where like Domi Cibulova but was never Top 3 in tennis. But worth a toast for her lingerie work.

Wog Boy Says:


I’ll gladly oblige, I might even do double shots for each one, at the end of the day it’s Jameson 🥃🥃

Wog Boy Says:

As for Gisele and song, I am not sure she is into music nor she is able to appreciate it, but I’ll give it go with two. One is that I want my friends to play at my wake and the other one is more educational, about ethnic people that live in the Balkan and Southern Europe (Italy, Spain) their origins are from Subcontinent, legend says that they did something wrong and were expelled hundreds years ago from Subcontinent by the rulers, they kept their language and tradition never fully integrated in any of the countries they live now, ise to be called Gypsies but that not PC anymore, now they are officially Roma people (meaning “human” on their language), so first the wild one and then educational one, enjoy it Gisele:




Mind you, recording is old one, not the best but you’ll get the vibe.

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