Alexander Zverev after quickly giving up on Lorenzo Musetti in the quarter-finals in Madrid

Zverev, who met Musetti for the first time in his career, put the first pin in the seventh game with the break at 4: 3.

There was now a noticeable interruption in the outsider’s game, the base hits were no longer so accurate, the serve no longer so reliable.

The result: With two more game wins, Zverev won the first set after just 32 minutes.

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Meanwhile, Musetti had problems with his left thigh. Number 63 in the world. was cured, but had to stop the game after almost 40 minutes with the score 0: 1 in the second set.

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Zverev is hoping for his third Caja Magic title this year after winning the competition in 2018 and 2021.

In total, the Olympic champion has already achieved five Masters successes. In addition to Madrid, the 25-year-old also triumphed in Rome (2017), Montreal and Cincinnati (2021).

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