Men's Final Preview

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Alexander Zverev will look to pick up his second consecutive title when he faces Andrey Rublev in the Western & Southern Open final. 

 

Zverev has won 10 straight matches, picking up a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics before coming to Cincinnati. He has lost just two sets over that span. 

 

The 2020 US Open runner-up, 24-year-old Zverev was the 2018 ATP Finals champion. He owns 16 career titles, including three this season. 

 

Rublev left Tokyo with a gold medal of his own, winning the mixed doubles title with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. After advancing to the Australian Open quarterfinals in February, Rublev went on to reach the semifinals or better in each of his next five tournaments. This is his fourth final of 2021. 

 

An eight-time title winner in his career, Rublev was named the ATP’s 2020 Most Improved Player after winning five titles that season to climb into the Top 10 for the first time. 

 

Zverev has won all four previous meetings against Rublev in straight sets, though their last encounter came at the 2020 Australian Open. 

 

The men’s final is scheduled for Sunday at 4:30 p.m. on Center Court. 


 

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