German tennis star Alexander Zverev was happy with the performance he delivered against world No. 83 Mikael Ymer in the Montpellier semifinal. Zverev, seeded at No, 1, destroyed Ymer 6-1 6-3 to reach his second final in Montpellier.
Zverev won his first Montpellier title in 2017 after beating Richard Gasquet in the final. Zverev returned to Montpellier for the first time since 2017 and now he is a win away from winning his second title at the tournament.
“I am in the final and I am happy about that,” Zverev said in his on-court interview, according to the ATP website. “I played a pretty good match, I think I played one bad game in the whole match. Overall I am happy to be in another final, playing against Alex who I have known since I was 12 years old, so hopefully it will be a fun match”.
Zverev dismantled Ymer
Zverev made a fast start to the match, having broken Ymer in back-to-back games to take an early 4-0 lead. Ymer got on the board in the fifth game but it didn't change much as Zverev claimed his third break of the match in the seventh game to comfortably win the opener.
After winning the first set, Zverev started the second set with back-to-back breaks and a 4-0 lead. Ymer got one break back in the fifth game and served out the following game to reduce the deficit to 4-2. However, Zverev kept his focus as he held on to his second break the rest of the set to book a straight-set win.
Zverev will be fighting Alexander Zverev for the Montpellier title. In the first semifinal of the day, Bublik defeated Filip Krajinovic 6-4 6-2. Zverev and Bublik will be clashing for the second time in their respective careers when they meet in the Montpellier final.
Bublik stunned Zverev when they met in Rotterdam a year ago. Zverev is the clear favorite to beat Bublik in the Montpellier final.
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