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Sascha Zverev rolls on like the Federer-Express

Denis Shapovalov is dealt with by the German in 75 minutes

Back in the times when Roger Federer defeated his opponents just like that, it was talked of as the “Federer Express”.

Germany’s best player, Alexander Zverev, is following this example at the 30. TERRA WORTMANN OPEN. Against Canadian Denis Shapovalov he performed strongly and surprisingly quickly, underlining his ambitions to win the title in the OWL arena.

The story of the match is told quickly. Early breaks in both sets got the two-time winner of the ATP finals on track. Shapovalovs resistance was broken early. At latest, after losing his service to love in the third game of the second set. Zverev serves were solid, his returns also and he nearly always had the right answers at hand. If Shapovalov was able to reach a German butterfly ball, he coolly finished the rally with a short volley. Whatever the Canadian tried it was contoured promptly. And if it ever did get tight for the semi-finalist, he made a statement by acing.

75 minutes had past when the spectator’s favourite converted his third match point. It was his fifth victory in the eighth game against the Canadian.

Alexander „Sascha“ Zverev now meets Chilean Nicolas Jarry. He had caused a surprised by throwing Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas out of the tournament. And he also won the last of the four duels with the German a few weeks ago in Geneve.  Zverev is thus facing a more difficult task than in the round of 16. Those tasks he went about in near Federer manner. Fitting the Swiss visit to his record tournament on Wednesday.

Alexander Zverev had a lot of reasons to be satisfied in his match. Photo: TERRA WORTMANN OPEN/Mathias Schulz
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Denis Shapovalov's leftie service was no problem for his opponent on this day. Photo: TERRA WORTMANN OPEN/Mathias Schulz