Zverev beats Nishikori in Citi semis, to face An­der­son

Daily Trust - - SPORT -

Alexan­der Zverev moved into the fi­nal of the Citi Open with a 6-3 6-4 win over Japan’s Kei Nishikori on Sat­ur­day.

Zverev, who is look­ing for his fourth tour­na­ment win of the year, needed only 64 min­utes to de­feat Nishikori and move into the fi­nal in Wash­ing­ton D.C. where he will play Kevin An­der­son af­ter the South African beat Jack Sock by the same score.

Zverev, 20, broke Nishikori in the sec­ond game and dom­i­nated his own ser­vice, win­ning 94 per­cent of his first-serve points.

An­der­son’s serve was also a ma­jor weapon in his win over Sock. The 31-year-old is work­ing his way back to form af­ter drop­ping as low as 80 in the rank­ings this year as he fought to re­turn from knee, an­kle and shoul­der is­sues.

“It’s a great start to the sum­mer. It’s ob­vi­ously a very big tour­na­ment so I’m very pleased to be through to the fi­nal,” An­der­son told re­porters.

Alexan­der Zverev

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