Alexander Zvere marks his first ATP finals debut with victory over Marin Cilic

Alexander Zvere marks his first ATP finals debut with victory over Marin Cilic

By Nathasha De Alwis

Nov 13, 2017 | 7:06 am

German Tennis player, Alexander Zverev (20) marked his first ATP finals debut with a 6-4, 3-6 and 6-4 victory over Marin Cilic yesterday (November 12).

Zverev the world number three, the youngest qualifier for the season-ender for nine year, appeared to be fading after a dazzling start, but surged back in style.

With Cilic serving to stay in the match, Zverev produced a stunning backhand winner to earn three match points and needed only one of them, crunching away an easy volley to win.

Zverev, bidding to become the first German to finish the year in the world’s top three since Boris Becker in 1994, will face a mouthwatering clash with Federer on Tuesday (November 14).