Impressive Zverev battles past Millman at bett1HULKS Championship in Cologne

Alexander Zverev continued his stellar run in Cologne today with a strong showing and victory over John Millman.


The tennis event in Cologne continued today as Alexander Zverev took on John Millman at the bett1HULKS Championship. The German proved better albeit in a tougher match than anticipated. It lasted a bit over one and a half hour with Zverev winning 6-0 3-6 6-3.
The first set was a complete demolition by Zverev who won the set 6-0. Millman struggled immensely serving badly, playing badly and losing badly. He could not win a point to save his life and Zverev took advantage of that. The 2nd set started off much better for the Australian who played several good rallies taking an early 2-0 lead. Several games later he was able to still hold the lead which now stood at 4-2. Millman's level increased dramatically compared the to 1st set and the native crowd enjoyed the battle that was developing.

Ultimately Millman managed to win the 2nd set 6-3 and bring some excitement into the match. The momentum was on his side but Zverev wasn't about to hand him over the match especially with the Cologne crowd watching. The start of the final set was calm for the most part before Zverev raised his level determined to end the match. He broke Millman to take a 4-1 lead to the joy of the Cologne crowd. From there he cruised to a 6-3 final set victory.

All in all a good effort from Millman but Zverev once again proved too strong to beat on home soil. He continues his march towards another Cologne trophy.

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