ATP Madrid Open 2021: Alexander Zverev claims the title, defeats Matteo Berrettini in three sets

Alexander Zverev claimed the title in Madrid for the second time, as he defeats Matteo Berrettini in the finals in three sets.

Alexander Zverev French Open
Alexander Zverev French Open

Alexander Zverev secured his second title in Madrid, as he defeated Matteo Berrettini in a close three set match. The German lost the first set in the tiebreaker, but came back storming into the match.

Alexander Zverev won by a scoreline of 6-7, 6-4, 6-3 in a battle that lasted over 2 hours and 30 minutes. Zverev will now head into the Italian Open 2021, riding on high confidence. He is in the same quarter of the draw as Rafael Nadal, whom he defeated in straight sets in quarterfinals of Madrid Open 2021.

Alexander Zverev wins a three set thriller

Alexander Zverev
Alexander Zverev

Alexander Zverev served five aces in the match, as Berrettini served up seven aces.The German won over 70% of his points on first serve, whereas, the Italian won did poorly on his second serve.

Alexander Zverev served well throughout the match, particularly the second serve. He won 75% of his points on second serve, which was the defining point of the match. Zverev converted 4 out of his 8 break point opportunities, whereas, Berrettini managed to convert just one out of his three chances. The German won 107 points, whereas, the Italian won 98 points.

Alexander Zverev lifted his first Madrid Masters title in 2018, defeating Dominic Thiem in the finals. The German was dominant throughout the week, and defeated the likes of Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem in the earlier rounds.

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