Alexander Zverev reaches for the title defense in the Caja Mágica in the final against Carlos Alcaraz

Alexander Zverev still had something to catch up with against Stefanos Tsitsipas, as he entered the game with a 3: 7 record against the Greek, which started just after 11.15pm.

The expected close duel developed. There was only one break in the entire first set, but it was enough for Zverev to take Tsitsipas’ serve and put the lap ahead after 37 minutes with 6: 4.

Although both pros acted at eye level, the match was marked by fast serve plays.

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The picture changes in the middle of the second set: Tsitsipas makes his first break and draws the set with three games in a row. Surprisingly, the 23-year-old couldn’t continue to harness the momentum for himself.

Zverev assures clear conditions in the third sentence

On the contrary: Zverev, spurred on by the low intermediates, won the first three games of the third set. The preliminary decision.

The 25-year-old now has an eye on what’s going on at Center Court, Manolo Santana Stadium, and has kept Tsitsipas at a distance. After an hour and 53 minutes, Zverev reached the final at 01.10 with a winning backhand (Sunday from 18:30 on live ticker).

Zverev praises Alcaraz: “There are no limits for Carlos”

Waiting for him is Carlos Alcaraz, who has eliminated one after the other Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. “There are no limits for Carlos. It will be a top game and he will be my toughest opponent this week”, Zverev looked forward to the final.

In a direct confrontation, the Hamburg player leads 2-0 after beating the youngster in both Acapulco and Vienna in 2021.

To prepare himself perfectly, Zverev takes an unusual path. After the victory against Tsitsipas, the third in the world rankings announced that he would complete a training session on the pitch that evening.

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