“this is the Moment that has been waiting for the whole world of tennis,” said Becker at the BBC: “for Years we have said, Tennis needs new faces and strong new players. He has proved that he is the Best of the new Generation.”

Zverevs victory over his former protege Novak Djokovic (6:4, 6:3) referred to Becker as a “great Surprise”. The 21 got beaten by-Year-old before, Djokovic and Federer in Masters finals, but “to beat Novak and Roger in succession in one of the biggest tournaments in the world, proves to him and to the whole world that he is the next Superstar.”

Becker enthused by the abilities of his successor, next to the square. “A German with a sense of Humor, talk and laugh at themselves – a Star has arrived,” said the three-time Wimbledon winner, also with a view to the witty speech of his countryman during the awards ceremony at the o2 Arena.

Zverev follows in Becker, AFP/SID/GLYN KIRK Becker over Zverev: “A Star has arrived”

Becker, the defendant, as a commentator on the BBC, the game, had won the ATP finals three times – in 1995, the last German to Zverev on Sunday nachzog evening in London.

Not only from the scene Zverev received after the surprising victory of countless congratulations. Among other things, sent Steffen the spokesman of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Steffen Seibert, for the sports officials of the Federal Ministry of the interior congratulations on the choice-Hamburger.

“congratulations to Alexander Zverev to victory in the ATP finals, after Victories over Federer and Djokovic, and the first German since the age of 23!”, Seibert wrote on Twitter. In the short message service, the dethroned German football world champion on their official channel “The team bowed” with three gossip-Emojis against Zverev.

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