Alexander Zverev, of Germany, holds up the winner's trophy after defeating Roger Federer, of Switzerland, in the final at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament in Montreal
Alexander Zverev, of Germany, holds up the winner's trophy after defeating Roger Federer, of Switzerland, in the final at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament in Montreal Paul Chiasson

German rising star downs Federer for fifth title of year

ALEXANDER Zverev has again shown it's not all about the golden oldies in 2017 after the 20-year-old stunned red-hot favourite Roger Federer in the final of the Montreal Masters.

The super impressive German downed the Swiss master 6-1 6-3 to claim his fifth title of the season - the same number as the evergreen Federer.

Zverev was coming off a tournament win in Washington, and is now a clear contender for next month's US Open.

 

Roger Federer after losing a point to Zverev.
Roger Federer after losing a point to Zverev. Paul Chiasson

The 36-year-old Federer suffered just his third loss of a season and saw his longest winning streak in five years ended at 16.

Federer was aiming to post a 94th career title which would have moved him into a tie for second with Ivan Lendl,behind Jimmy Connors (109).

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