Alexander Zverev dominated and won the final of the men's singles of the Western & Southern Open 2021, ATP Masters 1000 on the Cincinnati hard-courts, in front of a crowd a little bored for a match with little emotion.
The German beat the Russian with the final score of 6-2 6-3 in 59 minutes of play, winning his 5th ATP Masters 1000 title of his young career. In the press conference, Zverev said: "I felt very good from the start, and breaking at the opening helped me a lot.
From there the match went downhill very quickly in my favor." Rublev said: "I am still in a learning process, I am trying to understand what to do in various situations and how to speak to myself to be able to solve the problems encountered during the game.
I know that my level is not far from his. , because in training when we play the matches they are fought, but every now and then it happens that I lose games very clearly, like today, and this means that mentally I am not yet at his level.
" In the women's singles final, Ashleigh Barty defeated Jil Teichmann with the final score of 6-3 6-1, leaving no kind of chances to her opponent, making the most of her skills such as serve, forehand and good alternating play.
both from the baseline and with some variations in the offensive phase. The Australian, a great favorite for the US Open 2021, thus wins her 14th career title, the third in a WTA 1000, the second 1000 after Miami, in 2021.
Reminding that the world no.1 has also won Wimbledon this season.
RAFAEL NADAL WILL SKIP THE REST OF 2021
Bad news for all tennis fans and especially for Rafael Nadal fans. After Roger Federer, the Spanish champion has also announced that he will remain out for the whole of 2021 and he will coem back directly to the court next year.
The Spanish player had returned to the field after a two-month absence from the ATP 500 tournament in Washington but still had several foot problems that helped his second-round defeat to Lloyd Harris. Now through his social channels Rafael Nadal has clarified and announced a news that had been in the air for a few days and which is now official.
The Spanish tennis player now risks losing several positions in the standings but he needs to recover and work for next year where he will try again to conquer the coveted twenty-first Grand Slam. The twenty-time Grand Slam tournament champion and king of clay announced on social media and made the following statements: "Hello everyone, I have to tell you that unfortunately I have to end my season early.
I have just returned from a year in which my foot problems have given me numerous problems and I need to take some time to recover." Lots of tweets and a video where Rafa explains that this year he was not able to compete as he wanted and that now he will work hard to get back to his best next season.
In this 2021 Rafael Nadal did not win any Grand Slam tournament and suffered a scorching defeat at Roland Garros, beaten in four sets and after a great battle by world number one Novak Djokovic, later also winner of the tournament.
Currently Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic together hold the record for Grand Slam titles and each of them has been working for some time to try to break the other and become the first player in history to reach 21 Slam.
A season that started badly and ended in the worst possible way for Rafa who will now work hard to recover as soon as possible and finally return to the court.