Zverev preserves the chance of the semi-finals

OWithout shining, Alexander Zverev achieved his first victory at the ATP Finals in London and thus preserved his chances of reaching the semi-finals. The German number one won on Wednesday against the Argentine Diego Schwartzman 6: 3, 4: 6, 6: 3 and thus rehabilitated at least in terms of the result for the weak performance in the opening defeat against the Russian Daniil Medvedev. After 2:11 hours, Zverev used his first match ball. “It was much better than on Monday. Diego is very difficult to play. I am happy that I won and that I got the chance to reach the semi-finals, ”said Zverev.

In the last group game, Zverev will meet world number one Novak Djokovic from Serbia on Friday, but will have to improve significantly. “Now I’m looking forward to the game on Friday. Playing here against Novak is the hardest thing there is. I will have to improve significantly, I am aware of that, “said Zverev in the first winner interview on the pitch.

Far from being in top form

Zverev showed himself a little better two days after his defeat against Medvedev, without even approaching his top form. But against Schwartzman, a mixed performance was enough for the 23-year-old to win the third win in the fifth duel with the Argentine. Zverev also prevailed in the final of the second tournament in Cologne at the end of October.

In the O2 arena, which was almost deserted due to the coronavirus pandemic, it took Zverev a while to get going. The native of Hamburg received an early break to make it 1: 2, but managed the re-break immediately and found his way into the game better afterwards. After 39 minutes, Zverev won the first round with the first set ball.


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