Alexander Zverev Down Nicolas Jarry to Clinch Second Rome Open Title

Alexander Zverev achieved a remarkable victory by defeating Nicolas Jarry 6-4, 7-5 to claim his second Rome Open title, marking his most significant triumph since suffering a severe ankle injury at the French Open two years prior. The fifth-ranked German, who previously won the Foro Italico championship in 2017, secured his sixth Masters 1000 title in this final major event before Roland Garros.
Zverev, now 27, tied Boris Becker's record for the most wins by a German in the Masters series. Reflecting on his victory, he said, "Rome is a very special place for me. If Rome is the place of firsts for me then I’m extremely happy about it. Obviously, a very, very special week. The focus is on Paris right, that’s for sure, but let me enjoy this one for a day or so and then I’ll focus on Paris."
In a one-hour and forty-one-minute match, Zverev dominated Chile's Jarry, who had previously defeated Tommy Paul and Stefanos Tsitsipas to reach his first Masters final. Zverev's impressive performance saw him lose just five points on his serve, earning his first 1000-level title since Cincinnati in August 2021.
Meanwhile, the women's doubles title was claimed by Italians Sara Errani and Jasmine Paolini, who upset Coco Gauff and Erin Routliffe 6-3, 4-6, 10-8. This victory provided a bright spot for Italian fans, especially as local favorites Jannik Sinner and Matteo Berrettini were unable to compete due to injuries.