Original title: ATP Finals: Aka sent Rublev out, Mei Zwei entered the semi-finals 2-0
In the early morning of November 16th, Beijing time, the 2023 men’s tennis ATP year-end finals continued in Turin, Italy. In the second round of the red group, No. 2 seed Alcaraz defeated Rublev 7-5/6-2 , Rublev, who won the first victory in the group and suffered two consecutive defeats, was eliminated early. In another match, Medvedev defeated Zverev in straight sets 7-6/6-4, winning both games in the group stage and advancing to the semi-finals.
Alcaraz 2-0 Rublev (7-5/6-2)
Spanish supernova Alcaraz reached the top of the world rankings last season with the US Open championship. This season, he won the Wimbledon championship. However, due to Djokovic’s strong return, he finally lost the top spot. Alcaraz lost to Alcaraz in the first round of the finals. Little Zverev. In the second round, Alcaraz met Rublev. The latter lost 0-2 to Medvedev in the first round. This was the first match between the two. The loser will be eliminated early.
In the first set, the two men quickly found their serving form. Each of them held serve in the first four service games without giving their opponent a chance to break serve. At the end of the set, Rublev’s serving state fluctuated. After saving a break point in the ninth game and holding serve, In the eleventh game, the first serve was continuously attacked by the opponent. Alcaraz scored consecutive breaks to win the first set 7-5.
In the second set, Rublev’s serving performance was still poor. Alcaraz’s high-quality return always pressured his opponent’s backhand. He forced a break point in the first game to win the game, and started 2-0 after holding serve. Alcaraz always maintained strong pressure from the bottom line. After wasting break points in the fifth game, he broke serve with 4 consecutive points in the seventh game. He won another set 6-2 with a total score of 2-0 and won the group stage record with one win and one loss. With no hope of qualifying, Rublev lost two games in a row and was eliminated early.
Medvedev 2-0 Zverev (7-6/6-4)
Medvedev has reached the US Open finals this season, winning 5 championships in all competitions. He defeated Rublev 2-0 in the first round of the finals. In the second round, Medvedev faced the two-time finals champion Xiao Zverev, who defeated former world No. 1 Alcaraz in the first round. The two have met Medvedev in 17 previous matches, winning 10 of them. The winner of this game will lock in a semi-final spot in advance.
In the first set, Zvi was slow to enter the state, and his good serve fluctuated in the first game. Medvedev continued to receive high-quality serves from the bottom line to establish an advantage, and won the game with consecutive break points at 40-15. Zwei, who was lagging behind, slowly improved his condition and finally broke back in the sixth game. After that, both of them maintained a high level of serve and the score was tied at 6-6. In the tie-break, Zvi wasted two setback opportunities, and Medvedev came from behind to win the first set 9-7.
In the second set, the two still struggled for a long time on the baseline. Medvedev’s serving state became better and better. He hardly encountered any big crisis in his personal service game. Zvi also kept serving and the score reached 4 -4 flat. At the end of the set, Zvi took the lead but failed to grasp the break point in the ninth game. Medvedev then completed a key break in the tenth game and won the second set 6-4. Medvedev defeated Zvi with a total score of 2-0, winning both games in the group stage to secure a spot in the semi-finals in advance. (The wind is clear)Return to Sohu to see more
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