Alexander Zverev wins gold in men's singles tennis beating ROC's Karen Khachanov who takes silver

TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 01: Alexander Zverev of Team Germany celebrates after a point during his Men's Singles Gold Medal match against Karen Khachanov of Team ROC on day nine of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Tennis Park on August 01, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 01: Alexander Zverev of Team Germany celebrates after a point during his Men's Singles Gold Medal match against Karen Khachanov of Team ROC on day nine of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Tennis Park on August 01, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

The German, who beat world number one Novak Djokovic in the semi-final, takes the Olympic title at the Ariake Tennis Park, beating Khachanov 6-3 6-1.

Alexander Zverev the man who beat a shell-shocked Novak Djokovic in the semi-final of the men's singles tennis event to progress to the final, has gone one better in claiming the Olympic gold medal. The German dropped to his knees after beating ROC's Karen Khachanov 6-3 6-1 in little more than 79 minutes at the Ariake Tennis Park.

The 24-year-old had already stunned the world number one who was aiming for a Golden Slam – all four singles Grand Slams, plus the Olympic Games, in one year – in the semi-final, winning 1-6 6-3 6-1.

"I feel sorry for Novak, but he's won 20 Grand Slams, 550 Masters series or whatever. You can't have everything," said Zverev of the Serb after the match.

Khachanov, a quarter-finalist at Wimbledon, leaves the court with an Olympic silver medal.