Alexander Zverev still had something to make up against Stefanos Tsitsipas, as he entered the match with a 3:7 record against the Greek, which started just after 11:15 pm.
The expected narrow duel developed. There was only one break opportunity in the whole first set, but that was enough for Zverev to take the serve off Tsitsipas and put the tour on the credit side after 37 minutes with 6:4.
Although both professionals acted at eye level, the confrontation was marked by quick service games.
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The picture changed in the middle of the second set: Tsitsipas made the first break and tied the set with three straight games. Surprisingly, the 23-year-old couldn’t keep using the momentum for himself.
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On the contrary: Zverev, motivated by low average, won the first three matches of the third set. Initial decision.
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In a direct comparison, the Hamburg player is 2-0 up after beating the youngster in both Acapulco and Vienna in 2021.
In order to prepare perfectly, Zverev takes an unusual path. After his success against Tsitsipas, the third-placed in the world rankings announced that he would complete a training session on the field that night.
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