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Three of the players he defeated were in the top , including his first round opponent No. Zverev followed up this title with a breakthrough at the ATP Tour level.
He recorded four match wins at the event, including his first career victory against Robin Haase and his first top 20 victory over No.
He finished the season ranked No. At the beginning of the season, Zverev was still ranked too low to receive direct entry into the main draws of ATP Tour events, which forced him to continue playing at the Challenger level through July.
He also needed to enter qualifying for ATP events throughout the year. Zverev did not qualify for either of the first two Grand Slam singles events of the season.
With a higher ranking, Zverev was directly accepted into Wimbledon. A week before the tournament, he took part in the Boodles Challenge exhibition and surprisingly upset world No.
Zverev opted to play on clay after Wimbledon and reached another ATP semifinal at the Swedish Open to put him back in the top after one week out.
He notably upset No. He succeeded, but lost his opening round match to compatriot Philipp Kohlschreiber in five sets.
In the fourth round, he nearly upset No. Zverev had a match point while he was serving for the final set, but missed a routine forehand volley and then proceeded to lose 14 of the remaining 15 points in the match.
He commented on the match point that, "I missed probably the easiest shot I had the whole match. He recorded his first win over No. During the season, Zverev greatly improved his results at the higher level tournaments on the ATP Tour except for the Grand Slam events.
At the Australian Open , Zverev again pushed Rafael Nadal to the brink, but ultimately lost in five sets. After a slow start to the clay court season, Zverev won two more titles in May, the first of which came at home in Germany at the Bavarian International Tennis Championships.
He defeated Novak Djokovic in the final to becoming the youngest Masters champion since Djokovic in and the first such champion born in the s.
With the title, he also cracked the top 10 for the first time. Back on hard courts, Zverev won his last two titles of the season in August.
He won the Washington Open as well as a second consecutive Masters title at the Canadian Open , only dropping a single set at each tournament in each of his opening matches.
He opted to skip the former event to focus on the latter. Zverev maintained his top 5 ranking throughout the year. Zverev stated that issues at majors were "definitely not physical" when asked if his problems were physical or mental, and also attribute this lack of success to the extra pressure he was putting on himself at these events.
Despite taking the first set of the final, he finished runner-up to American John Isner , who had never previously won a Masters title. Zverev continued his Masters success into the clay court season, reaching the semifinals at the Monte Carlo Masters ,  winning his third career Masters title at the Madrid Open , and making the final at the Rome Masters.
In Madrid, he defeated Dominic Thiem in the final to become the only active player outside of the Big Four to have won three Masters titles.
However, Nadal was able to recover and win the final five games of the match after a rain delay. He needed to win three five-set matches to get that far before Thiem ended his run while he was faced with a hamstring injury.
Up until the year-end championships, Zverev struggled to build on his early season success. He lost in the third round at both Wimbledon and the US Open ,   and his best result at the four remaining Masters events was a semifinal at the Shanghai Masters.
This year, Zverev was able to advance out of the group, only losing to No. He became the youngest tour champion since Djokovic a decade earlier and the first German to win the season-ending championships since Boris Becker in Zverev opened his season at the Australian Open , where he was seeded fourth.
The duo won their tie against the French team, with Zverev winning both his singles and mixed doubles matches.
Rosol won the match easily to send the Czech Republic into the next round. Zverev again began the year at the Hopman Cup , this time playing alongside Andrea Petkovic.
While the pair only won their tie against Great Britain, Zverev also defeated Federer in singles in his first tournament back from injury.
Belgium won the tie 4—1. He accrued four points by winning both of his singles matches for Team Europe as they defeated Team World 15—9.
Zverev started the season at the Hopman Cup for the third consecutive year, this time competing alongside Angelique Kerber , his third different partner at the event.
For the first time, he was able to advance to the final, primarily on the strength of the pair winning all three of their mixed doubles matches.
However, Spain ultimately won the tie on the final day after Zverev was unable to defeat Nadal and Kohlschreiber lost a tight five-set match to Ferrer.
Zverev is an aggressive baseliner. He often stands far back behind the baseline and aims to hit powerful groundstrokes either for winners or to wear down his opponent.
Although his height slows him down on the court, it also adds to his reach and gives him the ability to get more balls back in play.
Novak Djokovic has commented that "he moves well for his height. His backhand in particular is regarded as his strength and one of the best in the game.
He has a continental-eastern grip on his backhand. He can also hit slice backhands that require a low center of gravity, in spite of his height. This was well behind him ranking 18th in return rating, showing that his return game was much stronger than his serving.
Zverev excels in particular at hitting a high percentage of first serves in, landing In his return game, he had the fifth highest percentage of first serve points won that year at Zverev is an all-court player and does not aim to be better on any surface in particular.
He has said, "I feel like I can play on all surfaces. I feel like I have good chances at all of them. As of the end of , he has yet to win a title on grass, but has reached two finals and also defeated Federer on that surface.
Zverev has the ability to serve-and-volley as well. His older brother Mischa is regarded as the biggest proponent of this playing style on the modern tour.
Zverev will meet Jack Sock in a win or bust clash on Thursday. That will surely be it now. Federer fends off another break point as both players produce some magical moments.
An audacious lob pegs FedEx back to deuce, but the Maestro eventually comes good with a crunching forehand winner to move within one of victory.
He marauds to a lead - and then capitulates. Fed earns a chance at the double break and gets it when Zverev slaps a forehand into the net off some devilish Swiss slice.
Federer looks determined now. Fed lets out a cry of delight and indulges in a fist pump. He wanted Zverev to see that too. Federer finds a big second serve to easily come through his opening service game of this set unscathed.
No lingering dismay is likely with the Swiss. This is now a one-set match. The German holds to 30 to earn the scoreboard advantage and maintain his bid to pull off a surprise.
Zverev comes out all guns blazing and Federer surprisingly folds. The Swiss offers up three set points and shanks one wide of the left tramlines he is facing on the final one.
All square - we are heading to a decider! Federer muttering in frustration. Not something you see that often. A sizzling backhand down the line proves too good as the German guarantees himself the minimum of a tie break.
Same again from Fed. A lovely drop volley clinches a smart love hold under pressure. He hits the ball very hard. He serves very well.
Zverev, who went in group play this week, extended his ATP World Tour-best match wins record to 57 in for a place in the biggest final of his career.
Thiem , then won two other crowns at the Citi Open in Washington, D. In a first set of small margins, but a high-quality opening, neither player gave away any opportunity on serve in the first set until the 12th game, when consistent and deep returns from Zverev saw him break Federer to love to complete the minute opener.
In a tie-break, a fitting end to another competitive set, Federer increased his groundstroke power and continued to mix up his net approaches to keep Zverev on his toes.
I thought especially on his first serve in the beginning I struggled. I got into a better rhythm after that. Obviously, having the break and giving it back again, that was disappointing.