German tennis star Alexander Zverev showcased his finest tennis of the season to brush aside Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain and cement her spot in the finals of the Miami Masters here on Saturday.
The 20-year-old surged past Busta 7-6(4), 6-2 in an exhilarating semi-final clash that lasted one hour and 28 minutes on Crandon Park’s Stadium court.
Zverev, who last year became the youngest player since Serbia’s Novak Djokovic to clinch multiple ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles in one season with victories in Rome and Montrea, struck 30 winners and won a total of 78 per cent of service points while making just 21 unforced errors.
Following the win, the fifth-seeded player revealed that he tried to be more aggressive in the tie-breaker and then he made some backhand winners which helped him in finding the rhythm during the match.
“I tried to be more aggressive. I made some winners; made some backhand winners finally in the match and found my rhythm.I think after that, I started to play really well, not only in the tie-break but also the second set,” the ATP quoted Zverer, as saying.
The triumph will see him surge to at least number fourth spot in the ATP Rankings which will release next week. In case Zverer went on to grab the title, he would return to his career-high ranking of number three.
With the win, Zeverer has now set up a summit showdown clash against American John Isner, who eased past Juan Martin del Potro in straight sets earlier in the day.