Alexander Zverev lost to Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz in straight sets. The German won this tournament in 2018 and 2021
Carlos Alcaraz (left) and Alexander Zverev (Photo: Cordon Press / Imago Images / Global Look Press)
The German tennis player of Russian origin Alexander Zverev was defeated in the final of the Masters series tournament in Madrid. He lost to the 19-year-old Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz in two sets: 3: 6, 1: 6.
The duration of the match was one hour and two minutes. Seeded in the tournament under the second number, the German athlete made three aces, committed five double faults and did not manage a single break point. The Spaniard, who received the seventh seed in the tournament, filed once, did not commit a single double fault and converted four of eight break points.
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On the way to the final, the 25-year-old Zverev defeated Croatian Marin Cilic (4-6, 6-4, 6-4), Lorenzo Musetti (6-3, 1-0, the Italian’s refusal to continue the match), the Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime (6:3, 7:5) and the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (6:4, 3:6, 6:2), who also has Russian roots. Alcaraz reached the final, defeating Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili (6:3, 7:5), Britain’s Cameron Norrie (6:4, 6:7, 6:3), his compatriot and World No. 4 Rafael Nadal (6:2.1:6, 6:3), as well as the Serbian world’s first racket Novak Djokovic (6:7, 7:5, 7:6).
Zverev, who is ranked third in the ATP rankings, has won this tournament twice (2018 and 2021). Alcaraz, who turned 19 three days ago, won his fifth ATP tournament and the second Masters of his career. After the rating update, which will take place on May 9, the Spaniard will rise to sixth position.
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