Opposed to the surprise Bernabe Zapata Miralles, Alexander Zverev won in three sets and qualified for the quarter-finals of Roland-Garros for the fourth time.
Alexander Zverev becomes a regular at the Porte d’Auteuil quarter-finals. The world number 3 reaches this stage of the competition at the French Open for the fourth time. For this, the German played the Spanish qualifier Bernabe Zapata Miralles. From the first game, Alexander Zverev took the service of his young opponent and confirmed the ascendancy taken over the 131st in the world with a second break to lead four games to one.
It was then that the German lost track of the meeting. Conceding twice his service and five games out of six played, the seeded number 3 saw the trend reverse, being then led six games to five. Holding on, Alexander Zverev took Bernabe Zapata Miralles to the decisive game. An extremely undecided tiebreak which saw each of the two players have three set points but, at the end of the suspense, it was the German who took the lead.
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Zverev didn’t have an easy game
The second round started with a small shock with the entry break for the Spaniard, who was able to do it again when Alexander Zverev made up for his delay. The native of Hamburg was however able to return to four games everywhere after dismissing two double break points. Then, at the gates of the decisive game, the world number 3 dismissed two new break points to get the second set on the service of Bernabe Zapata Miralles.
If he took the Spaniard’s serve very early at the start of the third set, Alexander Zverev was neutralized by his opponent. However, at the very last moment, the German put in the necessary boost to make the difference. After taking the service of Bernabe Zapata Miralles, Alexander Zverev put an end to the debates with his first match point (7-6, 7-5, 6-3 in 2:48 ‘) and joined the quarter-finals in a high part table that promises a lot.