Wednesday 10 February 2021

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, Jan. February 2021 The German Alexander Zverev in action during his game in the second round against Maxime Cressy from the US. REUTERS / Loren Elliott

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – The German sixth Alexander Zverev showed a clinical performance in the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday to overtake the American qualifier Maxime Cressy 7: 5: 6: 4: 6: 3

The US. The open finalist received a high percentage of his strong first services and never seemed to lose control of his 23-year-old colleague during the final game of the evening event at the Rod Laver Arena

Zverev was happy to be patient and waited for his chances against his big opponent, who approached the net at every opportunity

He hit six winners more than Cressy, who is in 172nd place, with 11 unforced errors on his opponent’s 30 and broke the American’s serve once in each of the first two sets and twice in the third

“He’s a very tricky opponent, so it’s not always easy to play someone like that,” said Zverev. “I know his kind of game very well and I’m happy to have won”

Cressy also had his chances of Zverev’s serve, but couldn’t implement any of his four breakpoint opportunities

Zverev turned his second match point when Cressy found the net on his return to meet the 32nd set French Adrian Mannarino to agree

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World news – AU – Tennis-Zverev drives past the American qualifier Cressy into the third round