#Tokyo2020: Alexander Zverev Wins Gold in Tennis
Alexander Zverev has won Gold in the Tennis Men’s event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The German achieved this feat beating Russia’s Karen Khachanov in straight sets 6-3, 6-1 on Sunday, August 1st, 2021.
The 24-year-old becomes the first German to win an Olympic Gold medal in singles since Steffi Graf in 1988. This is Zverev’s biggest title win in his career.
Zverev qualified for the final beating World Number 1, Novak Djokovic 1-6, 6-3,6-1 on Friday, July 30th, 2021. Khachanov booked his spot in the final beating Spain’s Pablo Carreno in straight sets 6-3, 6-3 on the same day.
Zverev’s highest ranking was in November 2017 when he was ranked Number 3 in the World. The Association of Tennis Professionals always organizes the ranking. The German’s biggest achievement in the Grand Slam was his Semifinal appearances in the Australian Open and the French Open in 2020 and 2021, respectively. He is also the only active player that has four ATP Masters 1000 titles. He is currently ranked Number five in the World.