Alexander Zverev will play in the final of Acapulco. The German did not have an overly difficult task and beat Koepfer 2-0 in sets. In the first set, Koepfer managed to catch his rhythm, but that was not enough, because, in the end, Zverev won the first set 6: 4.
In the second set, Zverev had a much harder job. Koepfer had a couple of great moves and was playing great. It seemed that Koepfer could win the 2nd set, but just then Zverev managed to be the best when it's needed. Stefanos Tsitsipas will be waiting for him in the final and it will be a real spectacle for us.
An interesting fact is that an earthquake occurred during the point. However, Zverev says that the two of them did not feel the earthquake much “The lights started shaking and the crowd felt it more than we did,” Zverev said in his post-match press conference, as quoted by atptour “We were running around the court, so we had to play a point during the earthquake.
We didn’t feel much, but still, obviously, I know it happens here in Acapulco”. At the end of the match, Zverev praised Koepfer and believes that he played a great match and that it was not easy for him to play against him.
“He’s a very tough player to play right now. He won some incredible matches,” Zverev said. “Beating [Milos] Raonic on a hard court the way that he did is very tough. I think he showed that he is somebody who can play extremely well on this level.
Today, honestly, I thought I played a not bad match and he gave me a tough time."
Tsitsipas on his opponents
Tsitsipas, on the other hand, had a much easier task than Zverev, as he beat Musetti 2-0. Still, he praised Musetti and his game "Matches like this are really important and I'm happy to be playing well," said Tsitsipas.
"Acapulco has been treating me really well and the fans have been giving me love and support. We'll definitely see a lot from Lorenzo in the future, he has a wonderful one-handed backhand and creates lots of opportunities.
He showed his level this week." Zverev will be waiting for him in the final and he is aware that it will not be easy at all. Yet the main motive is the victory "I am really looking forward to the final," said Tsitsipas.
"Sascha is someone I've played against in the past and it's never easy. We're both really hungry and we're both very competitive."