Thirteen years after the last match, Germany won another player in the US Open quarterfinals. 5th seed Alexander Zverev defeated young Spanish Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 to follow Tommy Haas’ footsteps in the 4th Major Quarterfinals and New York. I proceeded to the first time.
Kevin Anderson, Brandon Nakashima and Adrian Manarino had Zverev on the court for nine hours in the previous round, but Davidovich Fokina couldn’t do the same and was injured in his last 16 major appearances. One hour and 34 minutes after suffering a defeat.
The Spaniards used a lucrative draw to make his own name on his New York debut, unable to show the same level against better ranked enemies and finished his journey in the fourth round I did. Alexander blasted only 18 ace and two double faults to reach a dangerous second serve, but away from the usual mistakes.
He continued to put pressure on the other side of the net, dodging six of his seven break chances, stealing almost 60% of his return points, winning eight breaks and quickly surpassing the top. Zverev had 39 winners and 22 unforced errors, and Davidovich Fokina stylishly sealed the deal, leaving 17 winners and 30 mistakes.
With a great rhythm, Alexander lost 4 points on the opener serve and grabbed a double break to 6-2. Alejandro took a break in the third game when Alexander landed the forehand winner before the Germans backhanded the line winner for a 3-1 lead a few minutes later.
Alexander Zverev participated in the US Open quarterfinals over Davidovich Fokina.
The Spaniards gave him a second serve in Game 5, and Zverev quickly sealed the opener 5-2 with an ace in the 25th minute. In Set 2, Davidovich Fokina scored 15 points on the return and scored a break, but was behind after a terrible performance behind the first shot.
They exchanged breaks in games 2 and 3, the Germans notched three straight return games in the same style, opening a 5-2 advantage thanks to the loose backhand from the Spaniards in game 7. Zverev closed the set with an ace a few minutes later and raced towards the finish line in less than an hour.
Alejandro had to undergo a medical time-out at the beginning of the third set of his right foot, struggling to find more pace and broke three times in a row to push Zverev. The Spaniards went to the Underarm Serve at the last point of the seventh game and Zverev set the ball to place the forehand winner and move to the last 16.
– Tennis Sports
Alexander Zverev attacks Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in New York
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