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Alexander Zverev upsets Novak Djokovic to win Italian Open title

Alexander Zverev upsets Novak Djokovic to win Italian Open title

Alexander Zverev signaled his anticipated arrival among the tennis elite by defeating Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3 Sunday to win the Italian Open.

The 20-year-old Zverev became the youngest player to win a Masters 1000 event since Djokovic won in Miami a decade ago at 19.

“It's nice to know that I can compete and play and win the biggest tournaments on tour against the biggest players on tour,” Zverev said.

Zverev broke in the very first game and was never really challenged by the second-ranked Djokovic, who appeared drained after having to win two matches Saturday to reach the final.

“He's making his mark already,” Djokovic said. “Today winning one of the biggest...

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