Tennis: Alexander Zverev Clinches Olympic Gold

Alexander Zverev became the first German to win the men's singles Olympic gold medal as he beat Karen Khachanov in straight sets at Tokyo 2020.

The fourth seed played some stunning tennis to beat his opponent from the Russian Olympic Committee 6-1 6-3.

Zverev applied pressure from the start and rarely allowed Khachanov to settle, winning in just an hour and 19 minutes at the Ariake Tennis Park on Sunday.

The 24-year-old had beaten world number one Novak Djokovic to reach the final.

"This is so much bigger than everything else in sport," he said afterwards.

"You are not only playing for yourself, you are playing for your whole country - so this is an incredible feeling for me right now."

Silver medallist Khachanov, 25, said: "From beginning to the end, he played an unbelievable match."



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