Alexander Zverev beats Carlos Alcaraz in straight sets, Frances Tiafoe beats Jannik Sinner



World number four Alexander Zverev beat Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, and Frances Tiafoe will meet him in the final after beating Jannik Sinner.

World number four Zverev needed just over an hour to beat the young Spaniard, who had passed Britons Daniel Evans and Andy Murray earlier in the week.

The game was served with service until the seventh game of the first set, when Zverev put up two break points and converted the second of them.


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The German then held on comfortably to take a 5-3 lead, then broke Alcaraz’s serve for the second game in a row to be one set from the final.

Alcaraz regained his composure early in the second set by winning his first two service matches to stay in the game.

However, Zverev used his first break point opportunity of the second set, in Game 6, to take a decisive 4-2 lead.

The German then wanted to extend this advantage to 5-2. Alcaraz did the same for the 24-year-old to serve for the game and created a breaking point opportunity to keep himself in the game.

However, he couldn’t stand it and, on the second attempt, Zverev converted a match point to reserve his place for Sunday’s final against Francis Tiafoe.

In the second game of the day, Tiafoe looked set to face seventh seed Sinner with the Italian winning the opening set 6-3.

However, the American won the second set 7-5 before winning 6-2 in the last set.

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