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Alexander Zverev Secured Second Madrid Title, Covid-19 Affects Rafael Nadal’s Tennis
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
The Madrid Open has come to an end as Alexander Zverev defeats Matteo Berrettini. Zverev has clinched the second Madrid Open title after stunning Rafael Nadal in one hour 44 minutes on his way to the final. This has been the third top-10 victory for the German fifth seed on the week. Zverev took to success with ease after knocking out the five-time Madrid champion Rafael Nadal. Zverev also took out Dominic Thiem to reach the final. The best tennis sportsbook has predicted the German to win this final against Berrettini.
Zverve looks to Paris
Alexander Zverev stated that his performance against Nadal and Thiem was different, but playing against Berrettini was the toughest part. Zverez stated it was hard to pull back in the court against the runner-up. Zverev is all set to target his second tile in Rome at the Foro Italico next week. His first Masters was successful in 2017 and Rome is the event he enjoys playing. The German star is all set for action as he targets the maiden Grand Slam title at Roland Garros after he gets past the quarter-finals in Paris. The game against Berrettini was a great battle as the Italian took a 5-0 lead. However, Zverev found his way back to 5-4. It was one of the most entertaining games to watch as it lasted for around two hours and 40 minutes.
Nadal Struggles to Cope with Pandemic
Rafael Nadal has struggled to cope with the Covid-19 situation stating that the pandemic has affected his tennis. Nadal will prepare for a record tenth Rome Masters 2021 title, but the King of Clay will need to deal with other issues first. The 34-year-old player has stated that the Covid-19 situation has affected his overall performance. The Spanish player said that it has been a tough year for everyone as a lot of people lost their family members. Nadal won the Laureus Sportsman of the Year award for the second time.
He further said that it was difficult for him to push forwards after the lockdown and the present situation. Nadal missed the US Open last year but was successful at the Roland Garros. The Spanish player is keen on getting his 10th title in the Rome Masters in 2021. It has been a major challenge for all sportsmen with the pandemic going on. Yet, the tennis world has sustained with some of the best tournaments this year. Nadal has offered support through the Rafael Nadal Foundation for the pandemic to ease the difficulty faced by people. While the tournaments continue to take place, betting on tennis will also resume as the top websites publish the latest picks and predictions.