Nice catch-up race against Sinner: Zverev remains in the race for the title in Monte-Carlo

Big catch up against Sinner
Zverev stays on course for title in Monte Carlo

In a spectacular match against Jannik Sinner, Alexander Zverev fights his way to the semi-finals of the ATP tournament in Monte-Carlo. After the surprisingly early end of world number one Novak Djokovic, the German tennis star is the favorite for the title.

Olympic tennis champion Alexander Zverev has reached the semi-finals of the ATP tournament in Monte-Carlo after a big fight. The 24-year-old beat Italian Jannik Sinner 5:7, 6:3, 7:6 (7:5) in an overheated mood and can still hope for his first tournament victory this year. After 3:07, Zverev converted his first match point in a duel between two beaten players, meanwhile the Hamburg player struck from below.

After the early exit of world number one Novak Djokovic, Zverev is the highest-ranked professional in the Masters 1000 clay-court tournament, which is worth around 5.2 million euros. In the round of the top four, he meets either Diego Schwartzman of Argentina or Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece. So far this season, Zverev has appeared in the Montpellier final.

The best German tennis player got off to a better start against Sinner, quickly took a 4:1 lead and dominated with powerful attacking play. However, to acclaim from the majority of Court Rainier III fans, Sinner fought back. When the score was 5:5, the South Tyrolean used his fourth breakball in this match and completed the set a little later with an ace. The rhythm in Zverev had initially disappeared. However, the Hamburg player immediately made up for the loss of serve at 1:2 and had his right thigh treated for a long time when the score was 3:2. Sinner struggled with a blister on his big toe.

During the exchanges, both players barely noticed their injuries at first, and Zverev won the second round at a high level. The third in the world ranking seemed to be in control. When he served from below, the crowd booed him. Zverev led twice with a break, Sinner did not give up. The tie-break also remained tight, a backhand error from Sinner making Zverev’s success perfect.

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