masters18zverev_djokovic

masters18zverev_djokovic

Points won by each set: [ 28-22, 29-24 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
36 % Zverev – 17 of 46
21 % Djokovic – 12 of 57

Zverev [5] defeated Djokovic [1] for the second time, and did it after the same scoreline (third counting their exhibition Boodles Challenge match of 2015). It’s the tenth time (in 18 cases of this type) that a player avenges in the final a ’round robin’ defeat, the third time when both those matches end up in straight-setters # “This is the biggest title of my career so far. This trophy means a lot, everything, to all the players. You play against the best players only,” Zverev said. “How I played today, how I won it, for me it’s just amazing.” He converted his second match point with a backhand passing-shot – the only BH winner of the contest.

Zverev’s route to his 10th title:
rr Marin Cilic 7-6(5), 7-6(1)
rr Novak Djokovic 4-6, 1-6
rr John Isner 7-6(5), 6-3
S Roger Federer 7-5, 7-6(5)
W Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3

# 3 (out of 10 revenges during “Masters” events) when the champion beat in the final in straight sets a player who’d defeated him 2-0 at the ’round robin’ stage:
1999: Sampras – Agassi 2-6, 2-6 | 6-1, 7-5, 6-4
2015: Djokovic – Federer 5-7, 2-6 | 6-3, 6-4
2018: Zverev – Djokovic 4-6, 1-6 | 6-4, 6-3

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