Alexander Zverev Ends Impressive 2023 Season with Victory at Nitto ATP Finals
German tennis star finishes the year with 55 match wins and as World No. 7
Turin, Italy – In a thrilling match at the Nitto ATP Finals, Alexander Zverev emerged victorious against Andrey Rublev, securing a straight-sets win with a score of 6-4, 6-4. Despite missing out on the semi-finals, Zverev concluded his impressive 2023 comeback season on a high note.
Zverev’s journey throughout the season has been nothing short of remarkable. After suffering a horrific ankle injury during the 2022 Roland Garros semi-finals, the German missed more than half of the 2022 season. However, he showcased his resilience and determination by bouncing back and achieving remarkable success in 2023.
Finishing the Red Group with a 2-1 record, Zverev narrowly missed out on the knockout stages of the season finale. His group rivals, Carlos Alcaraz and Daniil Medvedev, secured their spots due to superior sets-won records.
Reflecting on his performance, Zverev expressed positivity and satisfaction. “I have to look back on the week in a positive way. I beat Alcaraz and I beat Rublev,” said Zverev, who impressively won 64% of points on Rublev’s second serve.
Despite the disappointment of missing the semi-finals, Zverev remains motivated and hopeful for the future. “After the injury that I had, to be back here with the top eight players in the world, winning two matches, gives me great hope. I’m as motivated as I’ve ever been for next year,” he added.
Zverev’s journey at the Nitto ATP Finals began with a hard-fought three-set victory over Alcaraz. However, his straight-sets loss to Medvedev in the second match proved to be costly.
On the other hand, it was a disappointing return to the Pala Alpitour for Rublev, who failed to secure a single victory after reaching the semi-finals last year. Nevertheless, the red-headed Russian can still take pride in his overall season performance. With a 56-25 record and two titles from six finals, including his maiden ATP Masters 1000 crown in Monte-Carlo, Rublev will finish inside the Top 5.
Watch highlights of Alexander Zverev’s straight-sets win over Andrey Rublev at the Nitto ATP Finals. Photo: Corinne Dubreuil/ATP Tour. Watch live & on demand at TennisTV.com.