Tennis – ATP Finals: Alexander Zverev Overcomes Marin Cilic

Alexander ZVerev

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.

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.

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.

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