Zverev continues – Nadal gives away match points and loses
Alexander Zverev has reached the quarter finals in Acapulco, the Hamburg player defeated David Ferrer. Rafael Nadal, on the other hand, has already been eliminated, as has Tatjana Maria from Germany in the women’s competition. At the ATP tournament in Dubai, Jan-Lennard Struff, the last German player, was also eliminated.
Alexander Zverev, third in the tennis world rankings, has made his way to the quarter-finals of the tennis tournament in Acapulco after a difficult start. The Hamburg player defeated the former top ten player David Ferrer from Spain in the night to Thursday (local time) 7:6 (7:0), 6:1. Zverev was initially 0:3 back, but caught up immediately. After winning the tiebreak he gave the former French Open finalist Ferrer no chance in the second run and won after 1:28 hours. At this time it was already 1 o’clock in the morning in the Mexican seaside resort. The next opponent in the night to Friday is the young Australian star Alex de Minaur.
Previously, tournament favourite Rafael Nadal was eliminated. The Spaniard lost after three match balls 6:3, 6:7 (2:7), 6:7 (6:8) against the Australian Nick Kyrgios. The men’s competition at the hard court tournament is endowed with almost 1.8 million dollars.
The German Fed Cup player Tatjana Maria failed in the round of sixteen due to a clear defeat. Bad Saulgauerin, who lives in Florida, lost on Wednesday (local time) 2:6, 1:6 against former world number one Victoria Asarenka from Belarus. Maria made a total of 28 slight mistakes in the 84-minute game with only ten winning strokes. This means that there is no German player left, the women’s competition is endowed with 250,000 dollars.
Davis Cup player Jan-Lennard Struff did not take the chance to reach the quarter-finals at the tennis tournament in Dubai. The 28-year-old Warsteiner lost against Marton Fucsovics from Hungary 4:6, 2:6 and was the last German player to be eliminated. Fucsovics had been missing from the world rankings-35th in the trouble-free Davis Cup victory of the German selection against Hungary in Frankfurt am Main at the beginning of February.
In the opening round of the hard court tournament, which was endowed with 2.7 million US dollars, Struff surprised with his success over the former Wimbledon finalist Milos Raonic from Canada. Philipp Kohlschreiber had failed in the first round against Swiss top star Roger Federer.
Nishikori loses – Federer continues
Kei Nishikori from Japan lost to Hubert Hurkacz from Poland (7:5, 5:7, 6:2). Roger Federer beat Fernando Verdasco from Spain (6:3, 3:6, 6:3).