Alexander zverev has easily reached the semifinals of the miami tennis tournament and is just one win away from his third final at a masters tournament.
The 20-year-old from hamburg won his quarterfinal against the croatian borna on thursday (local time) ?Ori? With 6:4, 6:4. "Against him you have to win every single point. That’s what I did today, and I’m very happy with that," said the 20-year-old after the 84-minute match.
In the semifinals of the tournament, which is worth almost eight million dollars, the world number five will meet the spanish player pablo carreno busta on saturday night (CEST). Zverev narrowly defeated sudafrican kevin anderson 6:4, 5:7, 7:6 (8:6) in the quarterfinals and took revenge for his narrow eighth-final loss to anderson in indian wells last year. In the second semifinal on friday, the u.S. Player john isner beat the argentinian juan martin del potro 6:1, 7:6 (7:2).
"It’s not getting any easier. But it’s a masters," said zverev, who won two tournaments in the second most important category last year in rome and montreal. He praised his next opponent. "I think at the moment he is playing very well," the german number one said about carreno busta. Zverev expects a "very difficult match" against the 26-year-old world no. 19., which he was able to confront once again at the davis cup quarterfinals of the german national team next weekend in spain.
In the women’s final match on saturday, american sloane stephens will meet jelena ostapenko. The french open winner from latvia beat u.S. Aubensider danielle collins 7:6 (7:1), 6:3 in the semifinals. Earlier, US open winner stephens had beaten former world number one viktoria asarenka from belarus 3:6, 6:2, 6:1 after her smooth victory over angelique kerber.