US Open: Alexander Zverev eases past Alejandro Davidovich Fokina
Zverev will be looking to get to his second Grand Slam semi-final on Tuesday (Photo: Aryan Sharma)

The inform German Alexander Zverev progressed into the US Open quarterfinals after dispatching Spain's Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 6-2 6-2 6-1. The 2018 World Tour Finals champion became the first quarterfinalist from Germany since Tommy Haas in 2007. 

The fifth seed only got broken once in his comfortable outing against the unseeded Spaniard. In comparison to his previous match against Mannarino, he gave away only 2 double faults today in comparison to 14 in his previous match. 

With this result, Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam where he has failed to progress to the last 8 of a Grand Slam. 

Fokina had his best Grand Slam to date at this year's US Open (Photo: Clair Maciel)
Fokina had his best Grand Slam to date at this year's US Open (Photo: Clair Maciel)


  • Match Breakdown

Even though the unseeded Spaniard was creating chances on the Zverev serve, he did not impose any pressure via his own serves. Zverev's returns were dialed in as he was able to break twice in the first set to win it by 6-2.

A similar story was shown in the second set. Zverev was clinical with his chances and Fokina was not. Another set in the bag with a score of 6-2.

The third set was the best which Zverev has played so far at the US Open. He broke the Spaniard's serve three times and closed out the set and the match. He only dropped 5 games en route to reaching the last 8.

Zverev hit a commanding 18 aces and 38 winners in his 98-minute win. He awaits the winner of Borna Coric and Jordan Thompson for a place in his second Grand Slam semi-final after the result he had at the Australian Open.