“I am happy to be a part of tennis history” Alexander Zverev reacts to his marathon match with Jenson Brooksby

defensive champion Alexander Zverev he had to empty his arsenal to begin his title defense. 2022 Acapulco Open. against the Americans Jenson Brooksby, Zverev had to make a big change to claim the win and move on to the second round. Zverev won the game 3-6, 7-6 (10), 6-2 after 3 hours and 20 minutes on one of the longest days of the tournament on the Center Court.

The second half lasted nearly 2 hours (111 minutes) as Brooksby failed to capitalize on his match points, while the small window of opportunity was enough for Zverev to push the game into the decisive set. The match will be known for the final finish of the ATP Tour, with Zverev taking the match points at 04:54 local time.

While the previous two games both ended after the 3-hour mark, Zverev and Brooksby started their game at 1:33 am local time and fought until almost dawn in Mexico. The last set between the match started at 04:08 and Zverev has already saved 2 match points and despite the cramps he quickly closed the third set and finished the long day of 3 games in a row where it took about 10 hours. most Acapulco Open.

“I’m happy that I won there, right now. I don’t know how Jenson feels about himself, but I know this is especially difficult. Despite everything, I am happy to be a part of tennis history. It was an incredible battle, it was an intense match and I hope this tournament will bring a lot of success for me.” Zverev said after claiming the win, as reported by Welovetennis.fr.

An all-German skirmish for Alexander Zverev in the second round

Alexander Zverev
Alexander Zverev

Zverev will now take the countryman Peter Gojowczyk in the second round, Peter counters Brandon Nakashima in the first round with a 6-4, 6-4 win. This will be the third encounter between the two Germans and their second at the Acapulco Open, having previously played in the last 16 in 2018.

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