Tokyo Olympics: Alexander Zverev wins the men’s singles gold medal in Tennis

Alexander Zverev defeats Karen Khachanov 6-3, 6-1 to clinch the gold medal in men’s singles tennis at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday.

Alexander Zverev has earned the biggest record of his career beating Karen Khachanov of Russia to confirm the gold medal for Germany with a 6-3, 6-1 victory in the men’s singles tennis event at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday.

The German professional has never won a Grand Slam yet but with his outstanding performance, he toppled the Russian within seventy-nine minutes.


Zverev has become the first from Germany to earn a gold medal at the Olympics singles tournament. He started with an early break to sail to a 3-1 dominance at the Centre Court in the first set followed by the second set superiority where he broke the Russian again and kept the set as Khachanov delivered a simple wide towards Zverev and he won the second set point.

Newly crowned gold medalist at the tennis men’s singles tournament of the Olympics Zverev became the second from his nation to do so tying with Steffi Graff who attained this record at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. The Germans also earned the Olympic gold medal in the doubles with Boris Becker paired with Michael Stich at the 1992 Barcelona Games.

Alexander Zverev had attempted a massive upset by eliminating world number one Novak Djokovic to reach the gold medal fixture. The Serb had been untouchable this year as he was aiming to win a golden slam, but Zverev grabbed it.