Crush, Kei Nishikori, Alexander Zverev

Crush, Kei Nishikori

Tennis-Zverev crushes Nishikori to reach quarter-finals

Tennis-Zverev crushes Nishikori to reach quarter-finals

7/6/2021 12:57:00 AM

Tennis-Zverev crushes Nishikori to reach quarter-finals

PARIS: Alexander Zverev swept past Kei Nishikori 6-4 6-1 6-1 to reach the French Open quarter-finals for the third time on Sunday. After a ...

07 Jun 2021 05:30AMShare this contentBookmarkPARIS: Alexander Zverev swept past Kei Nishikori 6-4 6-1 6-1 to reach the French Open quarter-finals for the third time on Sunday.After a competitive opening set the powerful German raced away from the Japanese player who lacked the firepower to make any impression on the sixth seed.

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AdvertisementAdvertisementZverev hit 25 winners and wrapped up the win in one hour 54 minutes to set up a last-eight clash with unseeded Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina."Hopefully I've got three more matches left here," Zverev, who has enjoyed some impressive from on clay this season with a title-run in Madrid, said on court.

Zverev started like a house on fire, surging into a 3-0 lead with some aggressive hitting.But Nishikori, seeking a 13th Grand Slam quarter-final appearance and fourth on the Parisian clay, responded well and hit back to level at 3-3.AdvertisementAdvertisement headtopics.com

His challenge fizzled out though when he dropped serve at 4-5 to lose the first set and Zverev was in command thereafter.(Reporting by Martyn Herman; Editing by Ken Ferris) Read more: CNA »

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