Sunday, November 18, 2018

Fourth seed Alexander Zverev hardly broke sweat despite the sweltering U.S. Open heat on Tuesday as the German dispatched Canadian lucky loser Peter Polansky 6-2 6-1 6-2 inside of a first-round match that lasted just over an hour and a half.

The 21-year-old won Eighty three percent of his first serves, fired 10 bullets and never faced a break issue as he cruised past Polansky and set way up a second-round showdown with Nicolas Mahut involving France.

“I played effectively from start to finish,” Zverev said in a on-court interview. “It’s never basic and obviously the conditions are tricky for everyone because of the heat and humidity.

“Racket sports is very tough sport.”

The reduction ends a remarkable run intended for Polansky who this year became the 1st player ever to qualify for all four Grand Slam tourneys as a lucky loser, however he fell in the very first round of all of them.

The privileged loser is a player who may have lost during qualifiers but makes all the main draw because of a drawback and has his name selected at random.

Zverev’s win appeared to be his first at a significant under the tutelage of former community number one Ivan Lendl.

“Thanks to him intended for joining my team,” reported Zverev, who many pundits believe that has the best chance of many of the young crop of men’verts players to make a deep go at the tournament.

“Hopefully this unique match is the beginning for all of us.”

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