montreal17zverev_federer

montreal17zverev_federer

Points won by each set: [ 29-23, 34-26 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
30 % Zverev – 18 of 59
35 % Federer – 19 of 53

Comprehensive win from the youngest player in the Top 10. Zverev [8] impressed me especially with his powerful 2nd serve committing just one double fault. Federer [3] had his only chance to break in the 2nd game of the 2nd set but every time he had a break point, the German responded with very good serves (one ace). It terms of the scoreline (and even the number of points) actually a copy of Zverev’s previous Masters 1K big success in Rome three months ago. “Winning two Masters 1000 titles in the same year is something amazing,” said Zverev who had triumphed in Washington seven days earlier. “I played well winning Washington and here. It’s something amazing, back-to-back weeks. I feel great. I feel like I’m playing some of the best tennis of my life.”

Zverev’s route to his 6th title:
2 Richard Gasquet 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(3) – 3 m.p.
3 Nick Kyrgios 6-4, 6-3
Q Kevin Anderson 7-5, 6-4
S Denis Shapovalov 6-4, 7-5
W Roger Federer 6-3, 6-4

# Zverev led *5:4 (40/0) in the 3rd set vs Gasquet, then saved three match points at 5:6, including a 49-stroke rally on the second one, finishing it with a forehand winner!!

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