(New York) Alexander Zverev, 4NS The world and final last year, he qualified without problems to the quarter-finals of the US Open, and the Italian eliminated 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (9-7), Yannick Sener (16).NS), Monday in New York.
The 24-year-old German, the main challenger to Novak Djokovic, on his way to the final at Flushing Meadows, as the Serb attempts a historic Grand Slam calendar, lost a set in the previous round against American Jack Sock. This time he was having less difficulty winning against an opponent who didn’t hold him back, but simply had a lower tone.
Imperial in his service in the first set (6 yards, 17 in total), Zverev was a braking opportunist in the fifth inning, before retaining his lead.
He did the same at 4-4 in the second half, little more than challenged by Sinner saving four balls. But the Miami Masters 1000 finalist, who never made it through the first round at the US Open, cracked into fifth with a fully wooded finish. Zverev runs away.
The Olympic gold medalist in Tokyo, who eliminated Djokovic in the semi-finals, faced more resistance than the third set. After holding Sinner down 3-1, he saw his opponent return the favor, buoyed by an Arthur Ashe crowd who was always fond of seeing a new tickle favorite in a match that went on.
Sinner had at least five points for the set, two at 5-4, then three more in the tiebreak, but when the German didn’t pull a big serve, it was the Italian who made the critical mistakes in the crucial moments. .
Zverev, who will eventually pass 8NS Unhindered, he will face American Riley Opelka (24 .).NS) or South African Lloyd Harris (46 .).NS).
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