Alexander Zverev is in the Masters in Madrid after his opening win in the Round of 16. The German tennis professional defeated Kei Nishikori 6: 3, 6: 2 over Japan.
Madrid – Alexander Zverev made his Masters debut in Madrid with a great performance. In their opening match, the best German tennis professional defeated Japan’s Kei Nishikori 6: 3, 6: 2. Following their quarter-final defeat at the ATP tournament in Munich five days ago, the number five seeded hamburger showed a great improvement and ended the match against number 43 in the world rankings with an unattainable backhand after 74 minutes. Three years ago he won the tournament without losing a set or serving.
“I am very happy with my performance, let’s see how it goes in this tournament,” said Zverev after his great performance and great performance. “I feel good today, not only when I was serving, but also from the baseline. I hope I can maintain my performance, “he added after some time at Sky, but insisted:” It was only the second round.
Zverev clearly thinks
Zverev got a 2: 3 break in the first set, but was clearly better otherwise, mainly due to the occasional brutal and very well-timed basic stroke. In almost every one of Nishikori’s service games, he earned one or more breakballs. The world number six could also be satisfied with his serve this time: he completed the first set with his third set out of a total of five aces, and did not commit a double error.
Zverev, who had a bye in the first round, will now face either John Millman (Australia) or Dan Evans (Great Britain) in round 16, a round later a duel against Clay Court King Rafael Nadal (Spain) will be possible. In Madrid, Zverev also plays duets with Tim Putz (Frankfurt / Main).