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Summary

  1. Alexander Zverev beats Novak Djokovic 6-4 6-3 to win ATP Finals
  2. German, 21, wins season-ending title for first time
  3. 'The biggest title I have ever won,' says Zverev
  4. Zverev lost to Djokovic in straight sets in the round-robin stage
  5. World number one Djokovic had not lost a set until the final

Live Reporting

By Emma Sanders

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    That's all from me today and almost all from tennis in 2018. What a way to end the year!

    The Davis Cup continues in France next week but then we will have to wait until 14 January, 2019 when the Australian Open kicks off. I suspect both Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev will be hoping to challenge.

    Until then, you can read the full report on tonight's match from BBC's Jonathan Jurejko at the O2 Arena.

    Bye!

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    Danny Jarvis: Zverev the next big thing.

    Christopher Wood: This result is making me feel excited for Wimbledon again.

    Alice: Yes Sascha! Incredible win for him after an awesome week, so well deserved. Can’t believe he’s only the same age as me, he’s definitely got a massive future ahead of him.

  3. Watch: The winning moment

    Djokovic 4-6 3-6 Zverev

    Here's that superb passing shot from Zverev which gave him victory. What a moment!

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    Video caption: Alexander Zverev beats Novak Djokovic to win ATP Finals
  4. Post update

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    Tim Henman

    Former British number one on BBC TV

    It was Zverev's resilience and determination that finally wore Djokovic down today, which is very unusual.

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    Ross Thompson: One of my new fave players, very well deserved win.

    Benjamin Greenhalgh: Zverev. Absolute ledge!

    Oluyemisi Olubiyi: Beating Federer and Djokovic within 24 hours means only one thing: Zverev is a mutant!

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  6. Post update

    Djokovic 4-6 3-6 Zverev

    Here are the stats from that match.

    Zverev hit 20 winners to Djokovic's seven. Djokovic hit 23 unforced errors, Zverev 18.

    Just to remind you, Zverev is still only 21... Incredible!

    Match stats
  7. 'A star has arrived'

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    Boris Becker

    Three-time Wimbledon champion on BBC TV

    A German with a sense of humour who can talk and laugh at himself - a star has arrived.

    The way he's carried himself, he understands the responsibility that comes with the title.

    Alexander Zverev
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    James M: Zverev will win the Australian open. You heard it here first!

    Mark: Great to see Zverev win tonight! Hopefully it will be a sign of things to come with the next generation breaking through!

    Sho: What a performance from Zverev. Apart from the loose service game he played when Novak broke back he produced a sublime performance. Hopefully he can produce in the slams now as well, if he can then a first slam isn't far away.

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  9. 'I wasn't getting drunk just yet'

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    Alexander Zverev

    Zverev was then cut off in his speech as he is awarded with a giant, gold champagne bottle. The German gestures to the mic and shrugs his shoulders.

    The crowd start to laugh and Zverev's mic is turned back on. He continues:

    "I wasn't done yet but thanks for the champagne. I wasn't going to get drunk just yet!

    "The crowd have been absolutely amazing all week. I appreciate you all coming out to support and show love for the sport.

    "It makes it so much easier for us to play so thank you for that."

    He then jokes: "Don't cut me off, I know my speech is getting long but one more minute..."

    "I want to thank all the ball boys and girls. That's it I think. I have talked enough! Hopefully see you next year."

  10. 'My dad is the best coach in tennis'

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    More from Alexander Zverev on BBC Two:

    "Then of course, my team. My dad has been coaching me for most of my life. I think he is the best coach in tennis. He won't stop crying until next year probably but that's fine. He also probably doesn't understand what I'm saying but that's also fine!

    "Thanks Ivan Lendl for joining the team. I think it's working out all right for now! Hopefully it stays like that. Nobody can probably see it but I have actually put on muscle. I was skinnier before than I am now - can you believe it?

    "My agent, my manager, everybody. Thanks a lot! Without you it is not possible."

    Alexander Zverev
  11. 'It's the biggest title I've won'

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    Champion Alexander Zverev speaking to BBC Two: "I really can't describe it. It is the biggest title I have ever won.

    "Firstly I want to congratulate Novak and we may never have seen the tennis he has played in the last few months before. He barely lost a match but thankfully he did to me.

    Zverev then puts the trophy back on the stand and jokes: "I am going to cramp in a second! I need to put this down"

    He continued: "We [Djokovic and Zverev] had so many talks, not only about tennis but all different types of subjects - I won't mention what - but you are a sharing person and you have shared some titles with me. I appreciate you letting me win one today.

    "Also huge congratulations to the whole Djokovic team. Finishing as world number one after having surgery this year, I don't know if that has been done before. You are one of the best teams on tour so good luck for next year.

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    Sho: What a performance from Zverev. Apart from the loose service game he played when Novak broke back he produced a sublime performance. Hopefully he can produce in the slams now as well, if he can then a first slam isn't far away.

    Viv: A cracking finish and job well done! A well deserved win/title for Zverev.

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    Alexander Zverev
  13. 'He's had an amazing career so far'

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    Runner-up Novak Djokovic speaking to BBC Two:

    "Sascha [Zverev] definitely played much better than he did in the group stage. He deserved to win, he's still quite young but he's had an amazing career so far and I wish him all the best for his future.

    "Speaking of being young, hopefully I'll play many more years and I'll see you guys here in years to come.

    "I want to thank my team for a great season. If we put things in perspective, it was an amazing year, a great comeback so thanks for helping me get to where I am.

    "Thank you to the fans for supporting tennis for 11 months. It's a long season but you guys making it very enjoyable for all of us."

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    Antonio Agresta: You cannot fool Ivan Lendl twice in a week.

    Abu Ali: Beat Federer on Saturday.....Djokovic on Sunday. Win the trophy. Not a bad weekend for Zverev!

    Joe Taylor: What a shot to win it!

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  15. Post update

    Djokovic 4-6 3-6 Zverev

    Novak Djokovic receives a warm applause from the crowd as he's presented with the runners-up trophy.

    He will be bitterly disappointed not to win but what a year it's been for him. In his speech he congratulates Zverev and jokes that the German player better than he did in the group match.

  16. Post update

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    The trophy presentation is about to take place. Brazilian Gustavo Kuerten, who won the event in 2000, brings the trophy onto court. He will present it to Alexander Zverev.

  17. Post update

    Leon Smith

    GB Davis Cup captain on BBC Radio

    I am watching Zverev in admiration and enjoying his celebrations. There are a lot of tears and we are looking at someone who will dominate the sport at some point.

    There are other young players but they are not as good as he is. This is a huge win.

    He's invested in his future by bringing in Ivan Lendl and he will be a different player at Grand Slams next year.

  18. 'This is massive for him'

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    Andrew Castle

    BBC Sport tennis commentator

    That's the biggest title for Alexander Zverev so far but there's so much more to come. He's a wonderful player.

    It's been an absolute pleasure to see his arrival this week. He's yet to go as far in Grand Slams as he'd like, but this is massive for him. Not only that, he's beaten Federer and Djokovic back-to-back.

    Alexander Zverev