Djokovic was shell-shocked by Zverev’s extremely excessive stage and fell to a 6-4, 6-Three defeat.

Zverev, who knocked Roger Federer out of the semi-finals, has now proved that the youthful technology actually is able to tussle with one of the best on the planet.

He broke Djokovic’s serve 4 occasions in a really dominant efficiency within the largest recreation of his profession up to now.

And the world No 1 was impressed with Zverev however insists he’ll come again stronger and hungrier subsequent time round.

“Talking of being younger hopefully I will play many extra years and see you guys right here within the years to return,” Djokovic mentioned after the on-court trophy presentation.

“For that to occur I would like an excellent crew and I want to thank my crew.

“It was an incredible 12 months, an awesome comeback and because of you guys for serving to me to get to there.”

Djokovic additionally congratulated Zverev on capping off a superb 12 months.

“To begin with congratulations to you and your crew,” Djokovic mentioned.

“You positively performed a lot better than you’ve gotten within the group stage.

“You deserved to win and effectively carried out. You’re nonetheless fairly younger and you’ve got had an incredible profession. I want you all one of the best sooner or later.”

And Zverev was humble in victory, thanking Djokovic for the numerous motivational talks they’ve had prior to now.

“We [Djokovic and Zverev] had so many talks, not solely about tennis however all several types of topics – I will not point out what – however you’re a sharing individual and you’ve got shared some titles with me. I respect you letting me win one immediately,” Zverev mentioned.

“Additionally enormous congratulations to the entire Djokovic crew.

“Ending as world primary after having surgical procedure this 12 months, I do not know if that has been carried out earlier than.

“You’re the most effective groups on tour so good luck for subsequent 12 months.”

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