Davidovich stuns Zverev and gets into the round of 16 of the Toronto Masters 1000


The Spanish tennis player Alejandro Davidovich Fokina qualified this Wednesday for the round of 16 in the Toronto (Canada) tournament, the sixth ATP Masters 1000 of the season and that will be played on a hard court, after beating a resounding 6-1 and 6- 2 to German Alexander Zverev.

The man from Malaga, currently number 37 in the world ranking, performed much better than Zverev at the National Bank Grandstand Court from the start. Davidovich barely gave up 12 points with his service turns throughout the game, which lasted exactly one hour.

After scoring an intense opening game with his serve, the Andalusian then broke to white (2-0) and extended his lead without problems, sealing the first set in 23 minutes. His rival looked erratic on the court, hitting the ‘reed’ of the racket a couple of times.

Looking ahead to the second set, although Zverev won the starting game and just after he prowled around the break ball, ‘Foki’ kept his cool at the key moments and he did break in the third game (2-1). The man from Malaga immediately consolidated that lead (3-1) and went bankrupt again in the seventh rally (5-2), accelerating towards a pompous victory.

In the next round, Davidovich will face the Norwegian Casper Ruud, number 5 in the ATP ranking and executioner in the round of 32 against the Czech Jiri Lehecka 7-6(6) and 6-4. Last year, Ruud was a semifinalist in this tournament, held in Montreal as it was an even year.