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Cologne: A.Zverev starts strong

ByRoborto Sykes

Oct 15, 2020

A great start for Alexander Zverev. On his land, for his entry into the tournament, the German released in the round of 16 at Roland Garros by the young Italian Jannik Sinner ten days earlier easily outclassed (6-4, 6-1, 1h02) the Spaniard Fernando Verdasco, deprived, him, of the Parisian tournament after having tested positive two days before the start of the competition. Hooked in the first set by the 61st in the world, the finalist of the last US Open pressed the accelerator in the second round. Short of pace, Verdasco did not resist. Broken from the start, he never again competed with the world number 7. Zverev thus finds the taste of the quarter-finals. He will be opposed to South African Harris, from qualifying.

COLOGNE (GERMANY, ATP 250, hard indoor, 325,610 €)
First edition

Round of 16
A.Zverev (ALL, n ° 1) beats Verdasco (ESP): 6-4, 6-1
Harris (AFS, Q) beats Johnson (USA): 7-6 (5), 7-6 (2)
Novak (AUT) bat Pair (FRA, n ° 4) : 6-3, 6-4
Davidovich Fokina (ESP) – Cilic (CRO, n ° 8)

Albot (MOL) beats Otte (USA, Q): 6-4, 5-7, 7-5
Laaksonen (SUI, Q) – Auger-Aliassime (CAN, n ° 3)
Hurkacz (POL, n ° 6) beats M.Zverev (ALL, WC): 6-4, 6-3
Simon (FRA) – Bautista Agut (ESP, n ° 2)