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Alexander Zverev battled through windy conditions to overcome Danil Medvedev with a score of 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 in a match lasting 2 hours and 32 minutes, securing his spot in the quarter-finals of the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati.
During this hard-fought encounter, Zverev clinched his first top 10 victory of the season and managed to break a four-match losing streak against Medvedev. Despite facing windy challenges, both players displayed impressive performances.
Medvedev, while committing seven double faults and capitalizing on two out of eight break opportunities, showcased his competitive spirit. On the other hand, Zverev’s performance was characterized by three double faults and a conversion of three out of eight break chances. Zverev also outshone Medvedev in terms of winners, hitting 36 winners compared to Medvedev’s 19.
The opening set saw Zverev securing a crucial break point in the seventh game, leading to a 6-4 victory. The second set proved to be an intense battle, with Medvedev earning early break points and finally breaking Zverev’s serve in the sixth game. However, Zverev quickly retaliated by breaking back in the following game. The set reached a climax as Medvedev secured three set points in the 12th game and managed to break serve, winning the set 7-5.
As the match continued, Zverev demonstrated resilience by saving two break points when the score was tied at 4-4. In the subsequent game, he capitalized on a double fault from Medvedev to break serve. Reflecting on the challenging conditions and his opponent’s tenacity, Zverev expressed his satisfaction with the victory: “The conditions were very difficult, but Medvedev was a very difficult opponent. I think he is somebody that gives you absolutely nothing. You have to win the match yourself and that’s what I did today. I am pleased with that.”
Zverev’s triumph showcases his ability to navigate challenging situations and seize victory against formidable opponents.