German Alexander Zverev wins the final of the single at the Rogers Cup
Photo: Jacques Nadeau Le Devoir
Zverev, who is only 20 years old, has signed a tenth consecutive victory this year.
Thanks to a high-level performance in all phases of the game, the German Alexander Zverev has won the final of the simple of the Rogers Cup thanks to a victory unequivocal 6-3, 6-4 to face the Swiss Roger Federer, on Sunday afternoon, on the centre court of the Uniprix Stadium.
Tombeur of Denis Shapovalov to the semi-finals Saturday, Zverev, who is only 20 years old, has signed a tenth consecutive victory this year and won a second title in as many weeks after his triumph at Washington last Sunday.
Youngest finalist at the Rogers Cup since Novak Djokovic in 2007, Zverev now has five titles this year, the same number as Federer.
He only lost one match in the final in 2017, against Federer at the us Open in Halle, on June 25. Federer won 6-1, 6-3 in 53 minutes.
But this time, it was Zverev who has been dominant and outgoing against a Federer much less incisive in the service than he had been the previous day against the Dutch Robin Haase.
Photo: Jacques Nadeau Le Devoir
Switzerland’s Roger Federer
We have seen from the first moments of the confrontation, when Zverev was given a ball breaking in the second game, and again in the fourth.
He squandered the first on a direct error, but has not missed the second. Zverev has forced his famous opponent to push a backhand far to the outside of the side lines, which gave the young German a lead of 3-1.
From this time, Zverev has never given up the opportunity for Federer to recover from this breakage. In his three games following the service, Zverev has not conceded only five points, and he completed the first run in 29 minutes without facing a single ball breakage.
Zverev has maintained his grip on the match during the second round, especially to his service except during the second set when he faced three balls from breakage. He responded with two of his six aces in the match, denying the Swiss his only real chance to break through the wall of his opponent.
With a lead of 5-4, and return-to-service, Zverev has registered four points without giving a single to close out the match in 68 minutes.
Two-time champion in Toronto, in 2004 and 2006, Federer was still searching for a first triumph on quebec soil, after four fruitless visits to Montreal. It was his second final in quebec soil, after his duel against the Serbian Novak Djokovic, who beat him in three rounds in 2007.
In winning, Federer would have added a 94th title to his impressive palmares, which would have allowed him to join the Czech Ivan Lendl second chapter in the history of tennis male. The American Jimmy Connors, stands in the first rank with 109 victories.
With a win, Federer would have also guaranteed to be first-or second-seeded International of the United States, which will be addressed within 15 days. And it would be placed in a better position to rise to the forefront of the world ranking at the end of the tournament in Cincinnati next Sunday.
The Swiss 36-year-old, who knows a remarkable year with five victories, was presented on the centre court of the Uniprix Stadium with a record of 35-2. He had won his last 16 matches, but Zverev, he also knew of great times with nine consecutive wins, including that obtained in the final of the tournament of Washington last Sunday, against the South African Kevin Anderson.