Last Updated on February 7, 2022
The final of the Atp tournament in Montpellier ends with a big surprise. The number one seeded Alexander Zverev did not complete his perfect week and made a “bad impression” by collapsing in two sets against the Kazakh tennis player Alexander Bublik.
For the East European player comes the first great joy of his career, the triumph with the first Atp title. Bublik wins the second match on as many previous ones, closes in two sets in just over an hour of play with the result of 6-4;6-3.
— ATP Tour (@atptour) February 6, 2022
In the first set Zverev starts off badly, losing his service game in the fifth game but reacting and signing the counter break against a slightly tense Bublik, at least in the early games of the match. The decisive game comes in the ninth game with Bublik who immediately goes 0-40 and at the second breakpoint wins the chance to serve for the first set.
Alexander saves two breakpoints with the help of his service and closes the first set 6-4. In the second set there is no reaction from Zverev who suffers since the first game, he cancels breakpoints in the third game but suffers the break in the fifth game.
Bublik dominates his service game and Zverev closes with a further break in the ninth game, giving up early and giving an unexpected and extraordinary victory to Bublik.
Bublik commented on his victory over a representative of the top 10 ATP ranking in Montpellier.
“No, that’s not my approach. I don’t think I’m super confident. I can beat anybody or lose to anybody. Honestly, I don’t care. I’m here to have fun, to play, to live my life. That’s how I live my life, and that’s what I like to do at the moment.
If I’m winning, that’s good. If I lose, that’s good too. You probably never see me very upset after matches. I’m always happy because it’s part of life.
If you choose this path and play tennis, how many titles… I’m not talking about the greats, but usually, guys who have been in the top five wins maybe 20 titles in their career and play maybe 500 tournaments. So you’re still losing every week. And taking life too seriously, I think that’s the wrong way for me. That’s how I approach it,” Bublik said.