Zverev complicates but survives against Alex De Minaur in Rome

Alexander Zverev is through to the Rome Masters quarterfinal after battling past Alex De Minaur in straight sets 6-3 7-6(5).

The German was spectacular in the first set taking the ball really early and attacking De Minaur. Zverev took an early 3-0 lead thanks to some strong play and he kept up a very high level for the next few games as well. De Minaur did not play that well and he fell behind 1-5. The German then gifted him a lifeline with a poor serving game and De Minaur was able to make the score more respectable.

Overall the German was still able to pull through in the first set. Now the 2nd set is where we saw a good battle between the players. Zverev once again jumped out to an early lead because de Minaur was unable to produce his best tennis. Zverev then did his thing by complicating the match without any reason by missing a few easy forehands and making a double on break point.

de Minarur consolidate for a few moments but had to fight off break points at 4-4. He then lost his serve at 5-5 giving Zverev the 6-5 leading seemingly ending the match but he then complicated things even more by losing his serve. The tiebreak was interesting but for the most part, Zverev had the upper hand and he finished it off with 7-5. A good win for the German considering how much he complicated things.

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