Number 3 in the world Alexander Zverev qualified for the semi-finals of ATP Finals 3rd time when he beat Hubert Hurkacz in the third round match of ATP Finals 2021. Zverev won the match 6-2, 6-4 and finished 2nd in the Red table behind world No. 2 and defending champion Daniil Medvedev was the first player to qualify for this year’s semi-finals.
It was a life-or-death match for the German as he had 1 win and 1 loss in the match and a defeat in this match could have scuppered his chances to advance to the 4th round. Final. Zverev is dominating the game in a match that lasted only 62 minutes with 22 winners and made only 8 non-compulsory fouls.
“Today was a tough match mentally because I needed to win, so I was 100% focused. It’s been very uplifting, and I’m happy to get through and win sets in a row. You can always improve. The profit margin is always very small among the top players, but to win you have to get the details right. I hope I can do it on Saturday.” Zverev said.
This is his third time making it to the semi-finals after winning the championship in 2018 and then reaching the semi-finals in 2019. He was defeated in the scoring round in the 2020 tournament.
Alexander Zverev meets Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals
In the rematch of the finals ATP Finals 2018, Zverev will now meet Novak Djokovic who with 2 consecutive wins in the Green Group secured his place in the semi-finals after taking the top spot on his own. This will be the third meeting between the two at the ATP Finals and the first time they have met since the Serbian beat Zverev in the third round match last year.
This will be their 11th overall meeting and the 5th time this year that they last met in the semi-finals of US Open 2021 where Novak won game 5 tit for tat. Speaking about the meeting Zverev said, “I have played Novak in every major tournament on hard courts this year. We’re getting into the habit of playing in the later rounds of major tournaments. I think it will be an entertainment. “
Zverev will now meet Djokovic in Saturday’s semi-final, with Hurkacz finishing the season with the Miami Masters title, appearing in the semifinals at Wimbledon 2021 and entered the Top 10 for the first time.
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