Alexander Zverev did not have a good time in recent weeks, he was disqualified from the Acapulco tournament and fell in his debut at Indian Wells. This time his opponent was Borna Coric, who beat Fernando Verdasco in the first round. The Croatian returned to the competition precisely in the previous Masters 1000 tournament, in the Californian desert, after an inactivity of more than a year.
As for the game, in the first set everything was even until 4-4. With his serve, Coric made errors and inaccuracies and gave the break to his rival, who closed the game with a spectacular forehand. Once the difference was taken, Sascha sentenced the 6-4 in his favor.
In the second set, the Croatian got a very fast break, to take a 3-0 lead and then win 6-3 to take the game to a third and decisive set .
The start of the third set was identical, but in reverse, as Zverev took the difference to take a 3-0 lead and then consolidated with his serve to confirm the 6-3 victory and advance to the third round of the Miami Open.
In words provided to ESPN, he valued the victory as a factor to take confidence in what is coming of the competition, considering that his last victories were tight.
His next opponent will be the match between Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov and local Mackenzie McDonald.
Kyrgios crushes Rublev
In another of the outstanding games of the day, the Australian and always controversial Nick Kyrgios crushed the Russian Andrey Rublev, number 7 in the ATP ranking.
In the first set, the top ten player was able to break, but Nick quickly recovered and took a 3-2 lead, and then won 6-3. In the second set, there is not much to comment, as Kyrgios won 6-0, relying on his great serve and accurate shots.
KYRG-OD MODE 🤯@NickKyrgios ousts No.5 seed Rublev 6-3 6-0 in 51 minutes!!#MiamiOpen pic.twitter.com/uvi2ZugKSN- Tennis TV (@TennisTV) March 25, 2022
On this occasion, it was Rublev who hit his racket, near the end of the game, powerless against the result .
In dialogue with ESPN, the Australian said he is at ease in the tournament, with his girlfriend and his best friend, Thanasi Kokkinakis, with whom he plays doubles. The next opponent for the Aussie is the Italian Fabio Fognini, who has just beaten Taro Daniel in three tight sets.