With 6:1, 6:0, 6:3, Olympic champion Alexander Zverev set a clear signal at the US Open and is now playing in New York for a place in the round of 16. Thanks to a show of strength, German-Spanish top seed Albert Ramos-Vinolas finished in just 74 minutes on Thursday and moved into the third round. Against world number 48. Hamburger was clearly the best tennis player in all respects from the start.
“It was a good day. I think Albert did not do his best in tennis. I am playing well at the moment.”Zverev said in Eurosport: “I am happy that I am in the third round. He is the one who sometimes causes problems for the top players.” Zverev took the momentum from winning the gold medal at the Summer Games in Tokyo and the title at the US Prep Open in Cincinnati with him to New York. He also showed his belief in his strength against the experienced Spaniard.
Initially, the 33-year-old left-footed player from Barcelona gave him his first service match with unintended fouls. Zverev’s break to 1:0 followed more to 4:1 and 6:1. The foul-prone Ramos Vinolas posed no problems for him. The fact that the Spaniard kept his service game at 1:2 should remain his only win in the game for a long time.
Misha thinks that it only becomes dangerous when his brother loses focus because it becomes too easy Zverev in a Eurosport I predicted before the match. But the 2020 US Open finalist just went on with a great deal of dominance and of course. With three more breaks, Zverev gave the Spaniard the maximum penalty in the second sentence – the German favorite showed his fist with relief.
The day after the storm with heavy rain and the disruption of the US Open schedule, Zverev was able to compete under blue skies and sunlight at Arthur Ashe Stadium. In 2020, he was just two points away from his first Grand Slam title on that tennis court in the final against injured Austrian Dominic Thiem, and that lost success is what propelled him.
And Boris Becker, a Eurosport expert, praised when Zverev drove the top 50 players on the other side more and more to despair: “It’s unrelenting.” Applaud a cheerleader for making it 1:3 in the third set. A little later, Zverev won his thirteenth consecutive victory.
In the first round against American Sam Querrey, fourth in the world rankings only needed three sets to advance. After Munich qualifier Peter Gojowczyk, who survived his second round the day before, Zverev is the next German entrant in the third round at the last Grand Slam of the year. He will now play either Jack Sock of the United States or Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan on Saturday for a place in the round of 16.
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