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This Russian just defeated tennis superstar Roger Federer

This Russian just defeated tennis superstar Roger Federer

Young German Alexander Zverev kept his winning streak alive with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Roger Federer in the Rogers Cup final last Sunday.

Alexander Zverev (right) with Roger Federer (left) after beating him at Rogers Cup 2017 in Montreal

The 20-year-old Zverev, the winner last week in Washington, posted a 10th straight match victory and ended the 36-year-old Federer’s own winning streak at 16. The German also tied Federer with a fifth tournament victory this year, although Federer’s haul includes two major titles. Zverev also got even for a loss to Federer at Halle in June and leveled their career head-to-head record at two wins each.

Alexander Zverev wins Rogers Cup 2017

If the name Zverev doesn’t sound particularly German, it’s because it is not.

Both his parents, Alexander Sr. and Irina are former Russian tennis players, with his father having competed professionally for the Soviet Union. Zverev’s older brother, Mischa, is also a professional tennis player.

Zverev family
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Interesting article


The sweet revanche of the Russian Federation.

Branko Brankov
Branko Brankov

Congratulation Aleksanda! You can see how nicely fit he is, full of life, happiness, healthy fire in his mind and eyes to win. He will be unstoppable. New Russian star is born. My favourite one is still Djokovic…

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