Zverev signs the quarterfinals in Munich

The German defeated Rodionov before it started to rain

April 17, 2024


Home favorite Alexander Zverev advanced on a rainy Wednesday in Munich.
By Staff

Alexander Zverev, first seed, beat the Austrian Jurij Rodionov this Wednesday 7-6 (3) and 6-2 to advance to the round of 16 of the BMW Open, where he lifted the trophy in 2017 and 2018.

The local favorite and first seed needed one hour and 40 minutes of play to sign its 20th victory this season and also removed an important thorn, after suffering defeats in its first game of the last two years in Munich.

Zverev, No. 5 in the PIF ATP Rankings, won 76% of his first serve points (39/51) and saved all four break points he faced to take the win.

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Now, the German will next face the winner of the match between the American Alex Michelsen and the Chilean Cristian Garín, who could not play on a rain-shortened day.

Meanwhile, Jack Draper advanced against Rudy Molleker 4-6 6-1 and 6-1.

Did you know…?
Zverev, who is one of three former champions left in the draw, is on a twelve-match winning streak against players outside the Top 100 since losing to No. 107 Mmoh at the 2023 Australian Open.


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