Alexander Zverev beats Nick Kyrgios to make 42 winners

Kanada 2017: Alexander Zverev erzielte 42 Winner, um Nick Kyrgios zu besiegen

Alexander Zverev and Nick Kyrgios met in the third round of the Canada Open in Montreal 2017, the German won 6-4, 6-3 in 71 minutes to make the quarterfinals. It was Alexander’s first win over Nick in three meetings, which he lost to the Australian at Indian Wells and Miami in March of the same year, but did everything right in Montreal to stay on course for the title.

The German defended all eight break chances and converted three breaks out of four to march to the finish line and advance to the quarter-finals. Alexander defended his serve well in the middle of the first set and gained momentum, taking advantage of his return opportunity to cross the finish line first against an opponent, who tried to break his momentum and avoid long rallies. was doing.

Again with pain in his left leg and hip, Kyrgios called for two medical time outs and went through the last game of the game after running out of fuel. Zverev found his forehand in the second half of the second set, adjusting his basic stroke well and caught his opponent without answer.

Alexander Zverev beat Nick Kyrgios in straight sets at Montreal 2017

He had an equal number of service winners, 21–20 for Alexander, and the German had a more efficient number on the court, counting 21 winners against Nick’s ten.

Zverev produced those numbers with only eight accidental mistakes and the Australian failed to maintain that momentum and lost in the crucial moments to open the exit.

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Nearly 70% of the points ended in the shortest division of up to four strokes, and Zverev was on the lead at 43:36. He also fared better on points five to eight strokes, winning 17 of 28 points.

Nick made two double faults in the opening game, facing a break chance, parrying with a drop shot winner, and firing his two serves for a crucial serve game. Alexander took a 1–1 break with a forehand return winner, who built on the advantage but worked hard in games four and six to keep it in his side.

The German suffered six breakpoints in those games as the Australian began to mix and play more solid punches from his backhand wing. After ups and downs, Alexander held up his serve to be up 4-2 in both games, with Nick shaking up his game from game five which was not a good sign.

Kyrgios received a medical break on his left leg after the seventh game, and Zverev fired off three service winners in games eight and ten and completed the first set in style. Nick fought well in the opening game of the second set and made a 2-2 mistake just after serving and trailed 3-2.

Alexander played well behind the first shot and sealed the deal with a 5-3 break in a game that saw only 11 strokes.

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