Zverev showcases his tennis prowess, seals spot in Vienna Quarterfinals with authoritative win over Cam Norrie

Wednesday, 25 October 2023 at 21:10
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Alexander Zverev comfortably defeated Cameron Norrie 6-2, 6-4, advancing to the quarterfinals of the ATP 500 Vienna Open.
The German tennis star had experienced a dip in form in recent weeks. After winning the Chengdu Open and reaching the semifinals of the China Open, Alexander Zverev suffered three consecutive losses for the first time in the season.
Following the bittersweet Asian season, Zverev returned to Europe to compete in the ATP 500 Vienna Open, where he once again showcased a high level of play. He easily secured a victory in the first round against Sebastian Ofner (6-4, 6-1) and repeated this feat against the world No. 18, Cameron Norrie, without encountering any significant issues.
Norrie had won his first-round match against the local Filip Misolic (7-6, 4-6, 6-3), overcoming a challenging Asian season where he had endured one win and four consecutive losses.
Zverev held a 3-0 advantage in their head-to-head encounters, all on hardcourts, and he hadn't dropped a set to Norrie. Once again, Zverev dominated, starting the match at a high level.
The first game of the match resulted in a break for Zverev, who then comfortably held his serve. Zverev secured another break in the fifth game and successfully overcame a 0-40 deficit on his serve to maintain his lead. He comfortably won the first set 6-2 in just 37 minutes of play.
In the second set, Zverev accelerated once again, securing a break in the third game, allowing him to take the lead quicklyThe former world No. 2 successfully defended his service for the rest of the set and did not give his opponent any chances to reverse the score and close out the match with a 6-2, 6-4 victory.
In the quarterfinals, Zverev awaits confirmation of his opponent, who will emerge from the match between the third seed, Andrey Rublev (ranked 5th), and Matteo Arnaldi (ranked 41st). Zverev also maintains his 7th position in the Race standings, accumulating points to secure his spot in the ATP Finals.

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