“It wasn’t pretty tennis,” Alexander Zverev sums up his win over Cristian Garin as he enters the semifinals in Rome
Alexander Zverev storms into the semifinals at the Italian Open as he comes up with a dominant win over Chile’s Cristian Garin. The big German tennis star won 7-5,6-2 to reach the last four and is looking in sensational form in Rome. This will be Alexander Zverev’s third semifinal entry at the ATP 1000 Masters event in Italy.
Zverev struck 24 winners and broke Garin four times to wrap up a one-sided contest in less than two hours’ time. While the Chilean gave some fight in the first half, he simply fell flat in the second allowing the German to take full control of the game. But the German was still not happy with the level he played as he felt that it was far from his best but he was satisfied to close the game out and reach the last four.
“It was a high-level match. At times it wasn’t pretty tennis, but I got the job done and that is the most important thing,” Zverev said in his on-court interview. “I am through to the semi-finals and I am happy about that.” The will now set his sights on his first ATP Masters 1000 title of this season.
Alexander Zverev gradually getting into the groove ahead of the Roland Garros
After the opening round defeat in Munich, Zverev has made a strong comeback as he reached the finals in Madrid Open where he was defeated by Carlos Alcaraz. The german there blamed the scheduling for such a one-sided finale as he failed to put up any challenge against the World No.6.
Despite all the factors Zverev has continued his good form in the Italian Open aswell as he has already defeated players like Argentina’s Sebastian Baez in the second round followed by a win against Australia’s Alex de Minaur and now he defeated Chilean tenis player Cristian Garin. The 25-year-old is yet to drop a set. Although he believes that he has not been at his best, he has been reasonably good and consistent to reach the last four in Rome.
Alexander Zverev will play the winner of the quarterfinal clash between local hero Jannik Sinner and Monte Carlo Masters winner Stefanos Tsitsipas in the semifinal clash at the Italian Open.