Alexander Zverev, world No.4, easily qualified for the second round of the US Open, beating 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 the American Sam Querrey (78th) on Tuesday in New York.
The German, finalist last year at Flushing Meadows, was very solid to get rid of his opponent, powerless in the exchanges, on the Arthur Ashe where he spent only one hour and forty minutes. An ideal warm-up for the fit man of the summer, who won Olympic gold at the Tokyo Games, eliminating Djokovic in the semi-finals, and won at the Masters 1000 in Cincinnati ten days ago. As such Zverev represents the most serious threat of Novak Djokovic in search of a Grand Slam in the same year – at least on the road to the final because he is in the same part of the table -.
The Serbian world No. 1 will compete in the night session against an unknown Danish, the young Holger Rune, aged 18.