German tennis player Alexander Zverev beat Spain’s Roberto Carballés Baena 6-7(6), 7-5, 6-0 after 3h20 minutes of play in the second round of the ATP M1000 Mutua Madrid Open. The 16th ranked in the world will face Frenchman Hugo Grenier in the third round.
Alexander Zverev returned to the track more than seven months after his dramatic withdrawal in the semi-finals of the year Roland Garros vs. Rafael Nadal. A tear in the trilateral ligament in his right ankle kept him out for several weeks. The German recovered and returned to the ring Dubai World Tennis League. The year 2023 started with the second round Australian Open, Rotterdam and Dohasemi-finals in Dubaifourth wheel in Indian Wellsfarewell in Miami Openthird round at Monte Carlo and coming off an early loss Munich.
Roberto Carballés Baena He is one of the biggest fighters on the circuit who has no problem putting on the overalls to give his all in every game. Last season he became the series champion Challengers from Tunis and Sevillewhen he played in the final Gran Canaria and Amersfoort. In addition, he reached the semi-finals Madrid and quarterfinals Marrakech, Umag and Florence. His 2023 began in the second round Red ink, first round in Australian Open and Cordoba, eighth Buenos Airesdrop in Rio, enter the rooms Santiagoand losses in Indian Wells and Phoenixanother wheel in Miamititle in Marrakesh and farewell inside Munich. In Madrid to victory David Goffin as a debut.
Night fight at La Caja Magica
Alexander Zverev and Roberto Carballés Baena They met in the second round ATP M1000 Mutua Madrid Open.
The game showed from the start that it was going to be a great fight, with both of them devoting themselves to his service, defending him successfully, showing off their weapons and being aggressive. In the fifth game, the German had his chance, but he didn’t take it. Then the Spaniard went 0-for-40 from the return and didn’t break. Later rallies were for servers and defined in the semi-final. There, Carballés turned 5-6 and took the lead with a good attitude 7-6(6) and 1h26m.
At the beginning of the second period, the match decreased its intensity until the sixth game, as the great wear and tear experienced in the first half was reflected on the court. Roberto then unleashed his explosive forehand, moving extremely well on the clay and hitting a shot to break and get on track. However, the German put his claws in, made his rivals play, took risks and recovered to level. After escaping a break point and several deuces, Zverev cemented his return and broke to close 7-5 and 1h13m.
Everything was given to make the third period a great show. However, the Spaniard felt physical discomfort, went to the doctor and continued the race, albeit a little stressed. Now with the game in hand, Sasha continued to level up, attacking again and again and taking quick advantages. With no service issues, Zverev signed by the time he returned 6-7(6), 7-5, 6-0 after 3h20min of the game