Tennis News: Alexander Zverev straddles Daniel Evans in Madrid Tennis News

Tennis News: Alexander Zverev straddles Daniel Evans in Madrid Tennis News

Best German tennis professional Alexander Zverev is in the quarter-finals after another solid performance at the ATP Masters in Madrid and met Spanish clay court king Rafael Nadal on Friday.

Against the world number 26. Daniel Evans of Great Britain prevailed 6: 3, 7: 6 (7: 3) after playing time of 1:38 hours in the round of 16: 0.

Judev before the Nadal duel: “the most difficult task”

Zverev said, “I am very happy with this performance. He worked successfully, which fortunately was very good for me in the tie-break.” Sky. With the attitude of his quarter-final opponent, he said: “Playing against Nadal on clay is the toughest job in tennis.”

Zverev lost his service game early on, but quickly removed Reebok. Then the world number six did more and more firm work and won the next three games as well. Evans often scored when his opponent had to go on second serve. With his third ace, Zverev exacted the set victory. In the second round, the game was completely even, but in the tie-break, Zverev showed strong nerves and converted his first match point.

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Alexander Zverev in an exclusive interview before the duel against Rafael Nadal at the Masters in Madrid. (Video length: 2:26 minutes)

Zverev is still in doubles

Recently Evans surprisingly defeated world number one Novak Djokovic in the round of 16 at the prestigious Clay Court Masters in Monte Carlo and later reached the semi-finals. This was his best result on the soil so far. Zverev defeated Japanese Kei Nishikori 6: 3, 6: 2 in their opening match in Madrid. Three years ago, Zverev won the tournament without losing a set or serve.

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In Madrid, Zverev reached the quarter-finals in doubles with Tim Putz (Frankfurt / Main) on Wednesday. The two will also meet Rohan Bopanna (India) and Denis Shapovalov (Canada) on Friday.

Dominic Koeffer (Furtwangen) failed in the second round against Chilean Cristian Garin (No. 16), with Munich finalist Jan-Lenard Struff initially losing to Australian qualifier Aleksey Popirin.

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