Alexander Zverev has won the biggest match of his life, dismissing world No. 2 Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3 in the Rome Masters final.
The 20-year-old outplayed Djokovic, controlling play from the back of the court with his fluid two-handed backhand and heavy forehand.
Zverev becomes the youngest masters 1,000 titlist since a 19-year-old Djokovic won the 2007 Miami Open.
He will break into the top 10 when the new rankings are released on Monday.