Tennis – ATP Finals: Alexander Zverev Overcomes Marin Cilic
Germany’s Alexander Zverev rebuffed Croatian adversary Marin Cilic’s powerlessness to take his risks and opened his ATP Finals battle with a 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (7-1) win at the O2 Arena in London.
Cilic, 30, served for the main set yet made three unforced mistakes and a double fault as Zverev crushed for 5-4.
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Zverev, 21, proceeded to take the tie-break and after that battled from a break down during that time set.
Cilic spared a match point at 5-4, yet Zverev secured triumph in the breaker.
Painful viewing for much of that match, given the ability of both men and the mountains of unforced errors.
Alexander Zverev wills himself through, coming from a break down in both sets and upping his level in the tiebreaks for a 7-6(4) 7-6(1) defeat of Marin Cilic. #ATPFinals
— Abigail Johnson (@abigailtennis) November 12, 2018
Zverev, as he did in the main set tie-break, dashed into an agreeable lead in the second decider, taking the second of five more match calls attention to a serve out wide which Cilic could not return.
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic expects to move level with Zverev at the highest point of Group Gustavo Kuerten by beating American John Isner in Monday’s night coordinate at the season-finishing competition.
Latest News: ATP Finals: Alexander Zverev punishes Marin Cilic with straight-sets win
Alexander Zverev punishes Marin Cilic’s inability to take his chances and opens his ATP Finals campaign with a straight-sets win.https://t.co/K29KyUQ5Bq
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