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Australian Open 2021: Alexander Zverev sails smoothly into quarterfinals after straight sets win Dusan Lajovic

Australian Open 2021: German sixth seed Alexander Zverev has marched into the quarterfinals after a 6-4 7-6(5) 6-3  win against Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic, on Sunday. 

Alexander Zverev into the quarterfinals of Australian Open 2021. (Reuters Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Alexander Zverev summated his 50th Grand Slam win on Sunday
  • The German sixth seed won 6-4 7-6(5) 6-3 against Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic
  • Zverev has only dropped one set on his way to the last eight

German sixth seed Alexander Zverev, on Sunday, brought up his 50th Grand Slam win after his 6-4 7-6(5) 6-3 smooth sail against Serbian 23rd seed Dusan Lajovic, at the Margaret Court Arena.

The 23-year-old tennis star made his way into the Australian Open quarterfinals on the same day as his mate, Austrian 3rd seed Dominic Thiem was knocked out of the competition.

Zverev did face some friction in the first two sets but found it easier in the third, which turned out to be the final set of the match, and sealed a straight sets win with an ace.

“I’m happy with the three-sets win, especially in the beginning it could have gone both ways. He was playing amazing tennis, I thought,” Zverev, last year’s US Open finalist, said in an on-court interview after his win.

In his previous encounters with the Canadian 27th seed Lajovic, Zverev has claimed both victories in five-setter battles- at the 2018 and 2019 French Open rubbers.

So far in this Grand Slam competition, Zverev has only dropped one set on his way to the last eight. Zverev will next face either defending champion Novak Djokovic or Canadian 14th seed Milos Raonic depending on who among them wins the spot for the quarterfinal.

(Inputs from Reuters)

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