Zverev triumphs in epic battle, sets up quarter-final clash with Alcaraz at US Open
Posted : 05 September 2023
In a thrilling and grueling encounter at the US Open, Germany's Alexander Zverev triumphed over sixth-seeded Jannik Sinner, securing a spot in the quarter-finals. Zverev, seeded 12th, battled through a five-set marathon, ultimately prevailing with a scoreline of 6-4, 3-6, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.
The match lasted a remarkable four hours and 41 minutes and concluded at 01:39 in New York. Zverev's remarkable comeback after a serious ankle injury last year made this victory even sweeter for the 2020 runner-up.
In the next round, Zverev is set to face top-seeded Carlos Alcaraz, setting the stage for an intriguing quarter-final clash. The 26-year-old German expressed the significance of this victory in his career, especially after his injury and subsequent comeback. Zverev's resilient performance showcased his determination and passion for the sport.
Earlier in the tournament, third seed Daniil Medvedev faced challenging conditions, including high humidity, in his match against Australia's Alex de Minaur. Medvedev managed to overcome these adversities and secured a 2-6, 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 victory, setting up a quarter-final showdown with fellow Russian Andrey Rublev. Medvedev acknowledged the tough weather conditions but also expressed his satisfaction with his performance, particularly in the last three sets.
Eighth seed Rublev advanced to the quarter-finals by defeating Britain's Jack Draper earlier in the day, highlighting the strong presence of Russian players in this year's US Open. The tournament continues to deliver intense and captivating matches, and fans eagerly anticipate the upcoming quarter-final clashes.