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Tennis: Zverev plays after semi-final victory against the "best player in the world"


Alexander Zverev needed only 67 minutes for his victory in the semi-final of Shanghai. After that, he praised his strong endgame Daniil Medvedev in the highest tones.

Alexander Zverev has sovereignly reached the final of the tennis tournament in Shanghai and is for the sixth time in the final at an event of the Masters series. The 22-year-old won 6: 3, 6: 4 against Italian Matteo Berrettini on Saturday and meets US Open finalist Daniil Medvedev from Russia on Sunday. "Daniil is currently the best player in the world when it comes to form," said Zverev on TV channel Sky.

The victory over Berrettini Zverev also achieved an important success over one of his pursuers in the race for qualifying for the ATP Finals of the best eight professionals of the season. There, the current world ranking sixth had won the title in London last November.

With improved serve to old strength

Against Berrettini Zverev could rely one day after the big appearance against Roger Federer again on his resurrected serve. "Finally," he said. Recently, Zverev had always had problems with his serve. With his own service he left the 23-year-old world ranking 13. hardly a chance. An early break in the first set and another to 5: 4 in the second round sufficed for the unsuccessful success. An ace gave Zverev victory after just 67 minutes.

It's Zverev vs. Medvedev in the @SH_RolexMasters final @ AlexZverev makes his sixth ATP Masters 1000 final after defeating Berrettini 6-3, 6-4 in Shanghai!

: @TennisTV | #RolexShMasters

- ATP Tour (@atptour) October 12, 2019

Previously, Medvedev won in the first semi-final of the 8.3 million endowed tournament 7: 6 (7: 5), 7: 5 against the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas. The World Ranking Fourth thus reached the final in the sixth tournament in a row, this includes the final of the US Open, which had lost the 23-year-old just against Rafael Nadal. Zverev has won all four previous matches against Medvedev.

Source: spiegel

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