London (AP) – Alekander Zverev began at the ATP World Tour finals to a certain extent and can hope for the first time in the semifinals at the end of the London tournament.
The 21-year-old Hamburger won the finals of Marin Cilic with 7: 6 (7: 5), 7: 6 (7: 1), which led to a big jump in the preliminary Guga Kuerten group. After a poor start and a deficit of 2: 5, Zverev became stronger in this process, leaving his opponent of the Croatian chances a chance in a decisive bug.
On the transformed match after 2:06, Zverev reacted to relief, he waved the audience in a joyful manner. "There was a 100 percent job win, you do not want to start defeat at such a tournament," said German in the sky.
Cilic was previously marketed as a big hamburger competitor for a possible second place behind Novak Djokovic's industry leader. Now Zverev is likely to win two matches against Serbs Djokovic and John Isner from the United States to get to the semifinals in the unofficial World Cup for the first time.
Last year, Germany won his first match in London against Cilic, but was then eliminated with two defeats in the group. Having missed three times in the first Grand Slam 2018 tournament tournament, Zverev now wants to finally play for the big title – and it's best to start already in the British capital. Also, for youngsters, veteran tennis player Ivan Lendl brought his team.
In the impressive London O2 arena, Zverev did not start well on Monday afternoon. The German made the first three matches, after 13 minutes the thunderous for the first time frustrated the baton on the floor. For the first half of the hour, the Germans demonstrated consistency in only one aspect: their dissatisfaction. With a score of 2: 5, but it became better: Zverev found his basic strikes more and more, he moved well and bribed himself especially at his service. It seems that the last crying of the shoulders did not cause any problems.
After 65 minutes of successful fight for the first set of German mentality, it is clear in the advantages. Again and again, his big playful potential was imbued. Zverev hit several winners, made fewer mistakes and served better. The game, however, apparently lived on the tension, together they rivaled almost 80 mistakes that can be avoided. For a duel with Primus, Djokovic and Zverev and Cilic must massively increase.