The 20-year-old cemented his reputation as one of the most exciting stars on the ATP Tour with victory over former world No 1 Novak Djokovic in Rome.
He broke into the world's top 100 just a month after his 18th birthday and won his first title at 19 in St Petersburg.
This year, he made his mark at the Australian Open before cramp scuppered his chances against eventual finalist Rafael Nadal.
He won titles in Montpellier and Munich before landing his biggest title to date when he outplayed Djokovic in the Italian capital as he became the youngest man to win a Masters Series title since 2007.
'Sascha' is known for his big-game mentality and though he suffered a disappointing first-round defeat at the French Open, he will expect a better run at Wimbledon this July.