Tennis: Zverev beats Wawrinka to set up Nadal semi-final
NEWSMAN – Alexander Zverev has qualified for the Paris Masters semi-final after he battled past Stan Wawrinka in straight sets quarter-finals and will face Rafael Nadal in the last four.
However, the 23-year-old German, who is seeking a third straight title after back-to-back victories on home soil in Cologne, edged out Wawrinka 6-3, 7-6 (7/1).
“From my side I thought it was a pretty good match. Definitely happy to be in the semis and it’ll be an interesting one to play against Nadal on Saturday. A lot of people are looking forward to that and I am too,” Zverev said .
Fourth seed Zverev has won 11 consecutive matches since losing in the French Open last 16 to Italian youngster Jannik Sinner, AFP reported.
He has a losing record 5-1 against Nadal, but won their last meeting at last year’s ATP Tour Finals, which was also played on an indoor hard court.