Germany’s Alexander Zverev claims sixth Masters title at Italian Open

Alexander Zverev wins Italian Open

Germany’s Alexander Zverev secured his sixth Masters title at the Italian Open, defeating first-time finalist Nicolas Jarry 6-4 7-5 in Sunday’s final. This victory marks Zverev’s second title in Rome, with his first win in the Italian capital coming in 2017 when he was just 20 years old. It also represents his first trophy since a severe ankle injury in the French Open semi-finals in 2022.

The 27-year-old will rise to fourth in the rankings as he steadily returns to peak form ahead of Roland Garros. “Winning my first Masters here in Rome and my first after my injury also in Rome makes it a very special place for me,” said Zverev, the tournament’s third seed.

Chilean Jarry, who defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas and Tommy Paul to reach the final, couldn’t break Zverev, who won 95% of his first-serve points. Jarry, the 21st seed known for his powerful serve, was ultimately outplayed by Zverev’s solid defense and minimal unforced errors.

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Despite Jarry saving three match points, Zverev clinched victory after dropping only one set throughout the tournament. “He’s playing huge tennis and has beaten some top players this week,” Zverev said of Jarry. “If he keeps this level, he will have many opportunities at this stage. Today, I’m extremely happy to be the winner.”

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