2021 Sunday 22nd August
No enemy, no suffering
Nothing can stop the flow of Swerve
Alexander Sverrev celebrates his next big victory after his Olympic victory: At the Masters in Cincinnati, Germany’s best tennis player won all but one of his adversities. It gives confidence to the long-term plot.
Olympic champion Alexander Sverev won the Masters in Cincinnati and is one of the favorites at the upcoming US Open. The Hamburg native clearly won the final 6: 2, 6: 3 against Russia’s Andrei Rublev. In 1985, Boris Becker was responsible for the only German men’s victory in Cincinnati. This is Sverev’s 17th match victory and fifth title in one of the Masters events.
Against his longtime friend Ruble, the 24-year-old also decided on a fifth settlement in his favor and was against him without losing a set. The 23-year-old seventh man in the world rankings from Moscow missed his first win in a match in the second most important category. Sverev was in control of everything against the mixed Olympic champion from the start. After a quick 4-0 lead, the first set ended just 28 minutes later. Sverev started the second round with a break as the fifth in the world rankings successfully hit his opponent’s second service. Overall, Sverev appeared fitter after a tiring semifinal of the two.
Although he dropped his serve for the first time at 5: 2, Sverev won safely after an hour of play. The men’s tournament was awarded more than $ 4.8 million and was the last major test before the US Open. The final Grand Slam of the season begins in a week in New York. Sverev reached the final there last year and narrowly missed out on his first Grand Slam title.