Alexander Zverev easily beat Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the second round of the US Open (6-1, 6-0, 6-3). The German is asserting himself a little more as Novak Djokovic’s biggest rival.
Alexander Zverev, world number 4, did not drag himself on Thursday to reach the third round of the US Open, drastically eliminating Spanish Albert Ramos 6-1, 6-0, 6-3, in just 1h15.
Since the start of his American tour, Alexander Zverev has no time to waste. The Cincinnati Masters 1000 winner is on an incredible pace. And not just because he remains on 13 consecutive victories. At the US Open, after his victory in three sets over Sam Querrey, the German only needed 1 hour 15 minutes to rule out Albert Ramos-Vinolas (6-1, 6-0, 6-3).The number four in the world ranking has simply outclassed his opponent. He was untouchable. The Olympic champion pulled it off, leaving the Spaniard with only four games in the entire game. Crumbs. Not only has the 24-year-old not lost a single set since the start of the US Open, he has also not been broken and has spent less than three hours on the Flushing courts. Meadows to garner these first two victories. An efficiency that allows him to go quickly but especially to see far during the last Grand Slam tournament of the year.
Never broken, but not as impressive as the native of Hamburg, another seed enforced logic during the New York morning: Reilly Opelka. With his 31 aces, the American dominated Lorenzo Musetti in three sets (7-6 (1), 7-5, 6-4). Hubert Hurkacz was not so successful. The Pole, 13th in the ATP ranking, was beaten by veteran Andreas Seppi (6-2, 4-6, 4-6, 6 (6) -7). Ilya Ivashka did not go into detail to overcome Vasek Pospisil (6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (5)), Nikoloz Basilashvili got the better of Maxile Cressy, an American from qualifying ( 7-6 (1), 6-3, 7-5). A compatriot of Alexander Zverev, Oscar Otte will be present in the third round. The 144th in the world dismissed Denis Kudla (6-4, 6-4, 6-2).
The German, a finalist last year in New York, appears to be the most serious opponent on the way to world No. 1 Novak Djokovic , seeking on the courts of Flushing Meadows his fourth Grand Slam title this year, a performance that has yet to come. been achieved for men since 1969. He had also beaten World No. 1 in the semi-finals of the Olympic tournament.
In the third round, Zverev, who won the Cincinnati Masters 1000 on August 22, will oppose the winner of the match between American Jack Sock (184th) and Kazakh Alexander Bublik (37th).