“Need to work on my serves,” Alexander Zverev reflects on his win against Alex de Minaur

This was Alexander Zverev's 100th win in the ATP Masters 1000 tournaments as he reaches the quarterfinals of the Italian Open.

Alexander Zverev
Alexander Zverev

Alexander Zverev‘s run in the 2022 Italian Open continues as the German beats Australia’s Alex de Minaur in straight sets to progress to the quarterfinals in Rome. He defeated De Minaur 6-3, 7-6(5) to reach the quarterfinals for the fourth time in Rome in the last six years.

The big German also earned his 100th Masters win and will be moving to the last eight as a prime contender to challenge for the title. The World No.3 defeated Argentine star Sebastian Baez in the opening round but he felt that the win against Alex de Minaur was better as he felt more authoritative and could control the play.

“My performance was better than yesterday. I managed to keep my focus,” Zverev said. “Alex is a great player and he is a great returner, so losing your serve here and there can happen. I need to work on serving out a little more. I tried to stay aggressive. I had to hit my shots quite hard against Alex and it worked out well today.”

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Alexander Zverev aims to win his first title this year in Rome

Alexander Zverev
Alexander Zverev

Alexander Zverev has been in great form lately as he has won six of his last seven matches on tour. He reached the finals in the Madrid Open but failed to defend his title as he lost to Carlos Alcaraz. However, he will look to change that narrative in Rome as he aims to win his first title on tour this season heading into the Roland Garros.

In the quarterfinals of the Italian Open, Alexander Zverev will face the winner of Cristian Garin and Marin Cilic. This will be the fifth time he has secured a quarterfinal position on tour this year. Zverev will aim to replicate his result from 2017 when he won the Italian Open.

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