Alexander Sverrev Expelled in the quarterfinals of the ATP Masters 1000 tournament in Indian Wells. Despite two match points, Germany lost in three sets against Taylor Fritz.
By Jens Hooper
Last edited: October 16, 2021, 1:11 p.m.
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For now, this does not work with Alexander Schwerev’s third 1000 wins in 2021: After the victories in Madrid and Cincinnati, the chances for the Germans at Indian Wells were good, but despite two points, Sverev had to beat Taylor Fritz 6-4, 3: 6 and 6: 7 (3). ) Is beaten. Fritz meets Nicholas Basilashvili in the semifinals, where he surprisingly defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Sverev got off to a strong start, but had to make up for the early break immediately. Nevertheless, the Olympic champion won the first round 6: 4. Also, as he appeared in the first game against Jensen Brooksby in Indian Wells, he was a bit sluggish. At that point, however, Sverev came back fully, and Fritz let the air out of the sail at the pre-break. Sverev’s first match was blocked by Fritz on his own serve, but a few moments later Sverev missed a second chance with a double. With an American equal to zero at 5: 5 there was now a sudden increase in speed.
Dimitrov with elastic victories
Somehow a decisive tiebreak logical effect, Sverev started it with a double error. Fritz was aggressive, making it 4-0 with aggressive tennis, turning the pages at 5-1. Sverev blocked Fritz’s first two balls with his own serve. But was used by a third local hero.
The semi-final opponent Basilashvili played actively against Chitsibas as usual. And was rewarded for his risk. According to Taylor Fritz, Nicholas Basilashvili’s appearance in the semifinals of the 1000 matches will be a first scene.
The second semi-final was played by Cameron Nori and Gregor Dimitrov. Nori left Diego Schwartzman in just two games in his quarterfinal match on Thursday, while Dimitrov scored his second consecutive win against Hubert Harkas. Bulgarian rival Daniel Medvedev has previously been ruled out of the tournament.
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