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Alexander Zverev Wins Olympic Tennis Title for Germany

The men's singles tennis tournament at the Tokyo Olympics was full of unexpected twists and turns, but the winner has finally been crowned. Alexander Zverev secured gold for his home country, becoming the first German man to win singles Olympic gold. Zverev scored an easy victory over Karen Khachanov, representing the Russian Olympic Committee, with a score of 6-3, 6-1, and described this win as one of the biggest honors of his professional career. “I’ve won the World Tour Finals but a gold medal at the Olympics, the value is incredible because you’re not only playing for yourself, you’re playing for your country. It’s an incredible feeling. There is nothing better than this,” said Zverev. The German tennis player scored his first grand slam final at the US Open last summer, and he will be one of the clear favorites at this year's tournament. When asked about his prospects at the upcoming US Open, Zverev brushed it off by saying he wants to enjoy his Olympic victory "for two minutes". When it comes to the rest of the tennis medals at the Olympics, Switzerland's Belinda Bencic walked away with a women's singles gold. Nikola Mektić and Mate Pavić from Croatia picked up gold in men's doubles, while Barbora Krejčíková and Kateřina Siniaková won gold for the Czech Republic in women's doubles.