Zverev advances to Paris Bercy’s last-16

Alexander Zverev

Paris: German tennis player Alexander Zverev, the No. 4 seed, on Wednesday won in straight sets over Frances Tiafoe of the United States to book his place in Paris Bercy’s round of 16.

The 21-year-old Zverev needed one hour and 44 minutes to prevail 6-4, 6-4 over Tiafoe, and is set to face off against either Spain’s Feliciano Lopez or Diego Schwartzman of Argentina, reports Efe.

Zverev, who has 3 ATP Masters titles including the 2018 Madrid Open, the 2017 Rogers Cup and the 2017 Rome Masters, mostly dominated his second round match against Tiafoe.

Elsewhere in the Paris Masters on Wednesday, Spaniard Roberto Bautista was eliminated from the second round at the hands of Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, ninth seeded, who claimed a 7-6 (12-10), 6-4 victory after one hour and 36 minutes.

Next in last-16 round, Dimitrov is scheduled to take on fifth seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia who defeated Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 6-4.

(IANS)

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