Alexander Zverev ended the best year of his career with the title in the ATP Finals after beating Daniil Medvedev in the final, which was nothing more than a true reflection of his magnificent 2021: finished as the leader in number of titles, victories and, in turn, it settled as number three in the world rankings.
Beyond not having been able to reach a Grand Slam final – he made the semifinals at Roland Garros and the US Open, the German became champion in two ATP 500 (Acapulco and Vienna), two Masters 1000 (Madrid and Cincinnati, the only one to achieve it) and the Masters Tournament. In addition, he kept the Gold at the Tokyo Olympics; with six, nobody reaped more trophies than him. He left behind Novak Djokovic, Casper Ruud (both with five), Medvedev and Jannik Sinner (four).
With his victory this Sunday, he made sure to top the list of victories from January to November. Won 59 matches, one more than his opponent in the definition of the ATP Finals (58) and five above Stefanos Tsitsipas and Casper Ruud (55 each). He only lost 14 games, no final, and reached the second week of the four Majors for the first time in his career.
While, Zverev ends the season as number three in the world; something he had never achieved. In 2017, one week before the closing of the calendar, one position fell and 2018 began in position four.
Five-time Master 1000 champion, two-time ATP Finals champion, Olympic Gold winner and US Open finalist at the age of 24: Can Zverev win his first Grand Slam in the 2022 season?