Alexander Zverev has shocked the tennis world as he defeats two-time defending champions Richard Gasquet to the Open Sud de France title. Zverev stunned to lift his second career title, beating the third seed 7-6 (4), 6-3.

The teenager had lifted his first last year, defeating three-time Grand Slam and respected tennis star Stan Wawrinka at the Saint Petersburg Open in Russia. He made the headlines yet against this time with Gasquet, stopping the star from lifting his career 15th title.

The achievements of the youngster have pushed him to the top echelon of tennis stars – he ranks in the ATP top 50 players as the youngest.

Zverev kept on breaking Gasquet’s serve in each set before making the break in the eight game of the second set. He then served out the match on his way to winning the title. He hit eight aces in the competitive match aside winning 80 percent of his points. He was the fourth seed for the tournament and he ended up proving his worth.

Alex and his younger brother Mischa are amongst the fastest rising stars in the sport. Mischa met tennis legend Rafa Nadal in the Australian Open this year and he forced him to five sets. Both players met in the third round of the games but the youngster was no push over.

Alex started paying from age five, influenced by his father Alexander Zverev Sr. He entered the top 20 in the ATP rankings last month, making him the youngest player to do so since Novak Djokovic back in 2006. He shuttles between Hamburg, Germany and Florida in the US. He says legend Roger Federer is his legend and that his hobbies are basketball and golf.

Both German youngsters are expected to go far in the sport.