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Tennis: Zverev and Struff reach the round of 16 in Madrid

Tennis: Zverev and Struff reach the round of 16 in Madrid

Alexander Zverev plays late but victorious in the third round of Madrid. And Jan-Lennard Struff is also convincing in Spain after his tournament victory in Munich.

Olympic champion Alexander Zverev reached the round of 16 of the tennis tournament in Madrid in a night shift. The 27-year-old won his third round match against the Canadian Denis Shapovalov that night after a strong performance 6:4, 7:5 and will now face the Argentinian Francisco Cerundolo.

Before Zverev, who was number four, Jan-Lennard Struff also secured his ticket to the round of 16 at the Masters 1000 tournament on clay. A week after his first title on the ATP tour in Munich, the 34-year-old from Sauerland won 7:5, 6:4 against Frenchman Ugo Humbert.

Struff showed a convincing performance and used his second match point for success with a forehand after 1:37 hours. The veteran scored 34 direct winning strokes with only 18 slight errors against Humbert, who was ranked number 13. The next opponent is now Spain’s star Carlos Alcaraz.

Daniel Altmaier, however, was eliminated in the third round. The Davis Cup player lost against number eight seeded Poland Hubert Hurkacz 4:6, 6:7 (2:7).

Source: Stern

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