Alexander Zverev of Cincinnati needed all his resources to reach the Western & Southern Open final, but once he got there he did not last long.
Zverev needed just 60 minutes to beat Russian Andrei Rublev in two 6-2, 6-3 sets on Sunday, signing another title this season.
Zverev quickly announced his colors by breaking Rublev in his first two games in service. He won the first set in 28 minutes over his second set point.
In the second set, Germany took a 1-0 lead by breaking their opponent’s serve and beating Rublev again to take a 4-1 lead.
Zverev was serving for the game at 5-2, but the Russian broke him. However, Rublev had a difficult part in the service and he lost his first match point.
The day before Greek Stefanos overcame Sitsipas, Zverev needed 2:43 and a tiebreaker in the third set.
This is the fourth final of the season for Zverev, who has not lost in 2021. The Germans also won the Madrid, Acapulco and Tokyo Olympics.