Defending champion Zverev reaches Madrid Open semi-finals

Madrid, May 6 (EFE).- Germany’s Alexander Zverev reached the semi-finals of the Madrid Open with a 6-3, 7-5 win against Canadian Felix Auger Aliassime on Friday.

The 24-year-old defending champion, who is in pursuit of his first title of the season, reached the 14th Masters 1000 semi-final of his career in one hour and 55 minutes.

Zverev broke his opponent’s serve in the third game and then again in the eighth to take the first set easily.

He then moved to 3-0 lead in the second and seemed on track for an easy win.

But Auger Aliassime fought back to level the score and did not falter until the 12th game when the German broke him and sealed the victory.

In the semi-finals, the world no. 3 will meet Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas, who previously defeated Russian Andrey Rublev 6-3, 2-6, 6-4. EFE


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