It was a huge scare for Zverev before entering the semifinals in Rome


The German Alexander Zverev this Thursday he surpassed the American Taylor Fritzwhich he won in a hard-fought victory in two sets, 6-4 and 6-3, to reach the semifinals of Masters 1,000 on Roman soilwhere the Chilean will be measured Alejandro Tabilo.

The sensation of the circuit, a Tabilo who will be playing in his first Masters 1,000 semifinals, already has a rival. It will be ‘Sascha’ Zverev, the only one left in the draw alive who knows what it’s like to win at the Foro Italico, in what will be his eighteenth Masters 1000 semi-final, the 9th on clay.

It will be a big challenge for the Chilean, who has arrived in excellent form.

He had already seen the rivalry between Zverev and Fritz as classified, from the hotel, where at the beginning it was seen that the German would be the qualifier, more concentrated, more accurate, with eight direct serves throughout the match. .

Of course, a slip at 1-1 in the first set caused damage to both hands and threatened his victory over the American.

The fear was intense, but it was not serious enough to give up, although Zverev needed medical attention for a few minutes before continuing the match. As time went on he warmed up again and started the machinery.

A simple ‘break’ in the third game helped him mark the territory, confirm his serve and make it 3-1, an advantage that a frustrated Fritz could not save.

In the second race, Fritz raised the level, but ‘Sascha’ had a stronger mind in the critical moments to stay afloat. With a 3-3 tie, Zverev scored a break that put his victory on the right track. He also broke Fritz’s next serve and sealed his place in the semifinals.

Source: La Verdad


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