December 9, 2021

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A bitter end to the Champions League!  Djokovic was not enough for Zverev and will not equal the historical record

A bitter end to the Champions League! Djokovic was not enough for Zverev and will not equal the historical record

German tennis player Alexander Zverev and Serbian Novak Djokovic after the Champions League semi-final battle in Turin. Zdroj: SITA / AP / Luca Bruno

Turin – German tennis player Alexander Zverev reached the finals of the European Championship for the second time in his career. In Saturday’s second semi-final in Turin, Team World defeated Novak Djokovic in a drama of three hundred 7:6 (4), 4:6 and 6:3. He will have a chance to follow up on his victory from the 2018 year-end championship on Sunday in the final against the defender. Russian Daniela Medvedev.

Zverev reached the finals for the second time in his career and has a chance to repeat his victory in 2018 when he beat Djokovic in his title fight. This time he eliminated Srba in the semi-finals, when in the first class at 4:5 he converted an opponent’s group and had the upper hand in the tailor. He developed a progression of 5:3 and did not let go of his hands.

The second set was decided by the end of the match, Djokovic in the ninth game at 4: 4 broke Zverev’s serve and had to make decisive action. In it, the German took a decisive step towards victory with a 3:1 break, and although he faced a break in the seventh inning, he did not allow the blow to be reversed. And Djokovic will not equal Roger Federer’s record of six wins in the tournament this year, as the Serbs had previously won the tournament in 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.

Singles – semi-finals:
Alexander Zverev (DEU-3) – Novak Djokovic (Father-1) 7:6 (4), 4:6, 6:3

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