Alexander Zverev upsets defending champion Richard Gasquet

Alexander Zverev is coming into his own on the ATP World Tour. He upsets Richard Gasquest at the 2017 Open Sud de France.

Alexander Zverev is a rising star in men’s singles tennis.

At just 19-years-old, he is now the world No. 18 on the ATP World Tour. Zverev did the unexpected this week at the Open Sud de France when he faced Richard Gasquet for a finals match.

Gasquet is the two-time defending champion at the tournament. He was also seeking his 15th career singles title this week. Zverev denied the French tennis player by upsetting him in straight sets.

Zverev won 7-6 (7-4), 6-3.

He and his brother Mischa also clinched the doubles title at the tournament this week. Mischa is coming off of a stellar Australian Open run where he upset world No. 1 Andy Murray and fell to eventual champion Roger Federer.

The older Zverev celebrated their victories saying, “Congrats to my brother, winning singles and doubles for the first time. It’s always special playing doubles with him, especially playing well and winning. I’m really, really happy. I didn’t expect it.”

Alexander Zverev is without a doubt a player to watch throughout 2017.

He is playing some of his best tennis and represents a younger generation of players that will test the likes of Murray and Novak Djokovic. Now with two career singles titles in under a year, Zverev is right on track to continue rising in the rankings of men’s singles tennis.

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