Zverev tames Basilashvili in Shanghai

Rex Christensen
October 13, 2018

Juan Martin del Potro and Alexander Zverev had to overcome illness.

Zverev started the match strongly but was aided by De Minaur who produced several uncharacteristic errors to surrender the first set in quick time. "I did what I can".

"I mean, I played all right". Image sourceThough I do feel bad for the poor boy, I've got to admit this clip made me laugh.

The German booked his place in the quarters by easily seeing off Alex De Minaur 6-1, 6-4. Basilashvili had just won Beijing for his second career ATP title and dismissed Denis Shapovalov in his Shanghai opener before running into Zverev.

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"I played an opponent who has a lot of confidence", Zverev said. "He's almost top 30 and obviously playing great tennis, as well".

"He knows how to play, definitely". Lendl flew back to the United States to have wrist surgery, which Zverev said was caused by playing too much golf. We have one and a half months off in our season, and that's end of November and December.

Cecchinato eventually wilted with a netted backhand in game seven to fall behind 4-3 and Djokovic's early unsettlement began to ease as he served out the first set after a 45-minute battle. "I did everything that I needed to win".

He was the dominant figure on the court today as well, losing 13 points in nine service games and saving all five break points he faced in two different service games when he had to work hard to stay unbroken. "I played every single point as if there was no tomorrow".

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