The youngest player of Germany, Alexander Zverev finally clinched the biggest clay-court tournament crown in his spectacular career after winning 2019 Geneva Open title’s final match against Nicolas Jarry of Chile. The top-ranked player made the weekend of tennis fans better after battling in the tussling game against Chilean. It took a total of two hours and 37 minutes for the German to edge past Jarry with a margin of 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (10-8). The final bout between both the tennis champs was disrupted twice in the game due to heavy rain in the city.
Zverev began the first set vigorously against the opponent as he dominated the Chilean in beginning by breaking hi serves. During the second set in the game World No. 75 Jarry tried to hit back by grabbing 4-2 advantage after breaking Zverev’s serve for the first time in the match. But all his efforts went in vain as Zverev returned in the game to seal the tournament with a clinical win. With this Geneva Open title, Zverev came back in the winning circle as he failed to reach any semi-final of any big tournament this year. Moreover, Nicolas Jarry started this Geneva Open season against Radu Albot of Moldova in the very first nail-biting match.
Speaking about his victory over Chilean, fifth-ranked Zverev said, “it was a very tough match. He was playing aggressively, serving big and hitting everything he can. I thought I was in control until the rain came, but I’m happy to find a way. I felt it could have gone either way”.
Earlier in the quarterfinals of the game, the 22-year-old German veteran defeated Hugo Dellien of Bolivia by 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 in last week which was later followed by another win of Zverev over world No. 84 Fernando Delbonis of Argentina in semi-final.
Despite having a not so good start this year, Zverev didn’t lose hope. The German started his season with Australian Open 2019 where defeated Frenchman Jérémy Chardy in the second round but later faced a big blow by Milos Raonic in straight sets. The losing streak was then followed by another defeat in the Mexican Open where he lost to Nick Kyrgios.