Alexander Zverev is in a semi-final for the first time this season. The two seeded Hamburg defeated the ATP tournament in Acapulco against American Ryan Harrison easily 6: 4, 6: 1 through and now meets the world ranking list below Juan Martin del Potro (Argentina).
The German number one needed in his sovereign quarter-final appearance just 67 minutes. “I’m very happy with my game,” Zverev said, “I’m starting to play very well again, that’s all that counts for me.” After the five tournament victories last year, the World Ranking Five is now missing two more successes in Acapulco for the first title in 2018.
With del Potro, who defeated the world’s sixth in the quarterfinals Dominic Thiem with 6: 2, 7: 6, Zverev still has an open question: In the only duel between the two he defeated the Argentine. At the Masters tournament in Shanghai in October Zverev lost in the knockout round in three sets. The $ 1.789 million event in Acapulco marks his first start in his career.