Defending Champion Alexander Zverev must empty his arsenal to begin defending his title at 2022 Acapulco opens. Against Americans Jenson Brooksby, Zverev was forced to make a big swing to win and advance to the second round. Zverev won the match 3-6, 7-6 (10), 6-2 in 3 hours 20 minutes in the longest day on the Center field of the tournament.
While the second half lasted nearly 2 hours (111 minutes) with Brooksby unable to capitalize on the match points he had accumulated, the meager chance was enough for Zverev to push the game into a decisive position. The match will be known for its late finish on the ATP Tour with Zverev taking the point in the match at 4:54 a.m. local time.
With the previous two matches also ending in 3 hours, Zverev and Brooksby started their match at 1:33 a.m. local time and fought until near dawn in Mexico. The final set mid-match started at 4:08 a.m. with Zverev picking up 2 match points and despite the cramps, he finished the third set quickly to end the long day of witnessing. 3 matches totaling nearly 10 hours in a row at different locations Acapulco is open.
“There, right now, I’m glad I won. I don’t know how Jenson feels about herself, but I know it must be especially hard. Despite everything, I am happy to be a part of the history of tennis. It was an unbelievable battle, an intense one and I hope a lot of success will come my way in this tournament,” Zverev said after claiming the win as reported by Welovetennis.fr.
An all-German clash for Alexander Zverev in the second round
Zverev will now take on compatriots Peter Gojowczyk in the second round with Peter entering the match with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Brandon Nakashima in the first round. This will be the third meeting between the two Germans and their second at the Acapulco Open having previously taken place in the Round of 16 in 2018.
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