Top-ranked German superstar Alexander Zverev has defeated Hugo Dellien of Bolivia on Friday with a margin of 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 in order to reach the semifinals of Geneva Open 2019. Earlier in the second round of the tournament, 92nd-ranked Hugo Dellien defeated eighth-seeded Andreas Seppi by 6-1, 3-6, 6-4.
The 22-year-old Germany born started his game vigorously in the opening set as he hardly gave any point to the opponent when he put his first serve in the game but later he lost half of his second-serve points in the game.
During the second set of the game, Zverev won a total 11 out of 12 serving points but still lost his one serve and dropped the set in the head-to-head match. In the third and final set of the game .
Zverev will next face world No. 84 Fernando Delbonis of Argentina in the final-four player match on Friday. If the German player clinched the title of Geneva Open 2019 then it would be his first biggest clay court crown in his career so far. Moreover, Delbonis cruised past the Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain earlier in his quarterfinal match. The Argentine professional defeated the Spaniard 7-6 (7-5), 7-5 on Thursday.
Despite the fact that he didn’t had a good start this year, Zverev never lost his hope. Earlier in Australian Open 2019, he defeated Frenchman Jérémy Chardy in the second round but later faced a big blow by Milos Raonic in straight sets in the tournament. The losing streak was followed by another defeat in the Madrid Open where he lost to Nick Kyrgios.
Earlier in the tournament, former World No. 8 Janko Tipsarevic made his way to the next round after defeating Peter Gojowczyk by using wild-card entry move in the very first match. The 34-year-old Serbian player had edged past Gojowczyk of Germany with a margin of 7-5, 7-5. Currently, reigning at 317 rank in ATP Men’s singles Tipsarevic missed his last year’s ATP tour followed due to severe hamstring injury which resulted in his zero ranking points during the season.
The very first match of semi finals in Geneva Open 2019 will witness the nail-bitting match of World No. 75 Nicolas Jarry against Radu Albot of Moldova.