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Zeverev advanced to the Roland Garros quarterfinals

The German tennis player will have to measure himself against the young Alcaraz

The German Alexander Zverev almost did not get his pass to the next round of Roland Garros, when this Sunday he faced the Spanish Bernabé Zapata and won 7-6 (11), 7-5 and 6-3 in 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Zapata, who slipped into the final draw through the preliminary phase and who reached the round of XNUMX of a major for the first time in his career, had options to win the first two sets, but in the decisive moments the quality of the German appeared, who will play the quarterfinals in Paris for the fourth time.

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The semifinalist of the last edition, who arrives after having reached the final in Madrid this season, was forceful in the decisive moments, which gave him a victory that allows him to play the quarterfinals against the winner of the duel between the Spanish Carlos Alcaraz, sixth favorite, and the Russian Karen Khachanov.

Zapata, 25, leaves Paris with a great result that will open the doors of the 'top 100' for the first time in his career.

The Spaniard has put in brilliant performances against Americans Taylor Fritz, the XNUMXth seed, and John Isner, and against Zverev he showed that, on clay, he can rival anyone.

EFE

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