Live in the ticker: Alexander Zverev meets Djokovic conqueror Carlos Alcaraz in the final of the Masters in Madrid

Alexander Zverev reaches out for his sixth Masters title in Madrid. The Olympic champion meets the shooting star Carlos Alcaraz in the final in the Spanish capital.

The 19-year-old Spaniard had caused a sensation in previous rounds with spectacular victories over Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. In April this year, Alcaraz was crowned the youngest Masters champion in Miami in 17 years.

Can Zverev stop the triumphant rise of top talent and win his first title this calendar year?

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Alcaraz – Zverev 5: 3

Zverev again sends a life sign in round one and keeps his service at zero. With a crashing first serve (221 km / h) he eventually shortened to 3: 5. However, the Spaniard will soon earn to win the set.

Alcaraz – Zverev 5: 2

Loud Carlos songs go around Caja Magica – and not without reason. Alcaraz succeeds in everything in this phase of the game and meanwhile even scores ten points in a row. Number seven on the seeding list plays fantastic angles and forces Zverev to make the next mistake – 5: 2 to Alcaraz. Zverev will soon earn against the loss of the set.

Alcaraz – Zverev 4: 2

Best match of the game: Alcaraz and Zverev fight a high-class cross-duel – with a better result for the Spaniard, who now remains on the trigger. First, he forces Zverev to the net with a forehand stop, then scores with a forehand winner. Another cracking forehand winner (166 km / h) then gives him the next three breakballs (0:40). This time, the 19-year-old will not be asked and forces Zverev to make a mistake online. The deserved break for Alcaraz, who is currently the clearly better player.

Alcaraz – Zverev 3: 2

Nothing to pick up for Zverev with Alcaraz serve! The youngster varies his servings well and generates so many free points. With a soulful volley stop at the net, he comes through his service game again to zero.

Alcaraz – Zverev 2: 2

Suddenly Zverev staggers on his own serve. After two unforced errors, it quickly stands 30: 0 to the local hero, who a little later secures the match’s first break chance after another small backhand error by Hamburg (30:40). However, it turned out that Zverev served extremely concentrated, freed himself with his first serve and still won the match with a banging match. First critical phase averted.

Alcaraz 2-1 Zverev

Incredible! At 0:30, Zverev puts a lot of pressure on Alcaraz with his forehand, but then completely misses a slight smash. The Spaniard thanks him, and thanks to a forehand winner, he keeps his serve at zero.

Alcaraz 1-1 Zverev

Lightning clean start from Zverev with his own serve. The Olympic champion generates many free points and allows, with the exception of a pass ball from Alcaraz, which is worth seeing, almost nothing. 1: 1 – everything is fine.

Alcaraz 1-0 Zverev

Alcaraz seems a bit nervous at the beginning of his own serve and puts a supposedly light forehand far out. Afterwards, however, the 19-year-old shows his class and scores with an excellent forehand stop at 30:30. Shortly after, number seven on the seeding list secured the first victory of the match after a forced error by Zverev.

Alcaraz opens against Zverev

Dinner is served! The Spanish shooting star opens the fight against the Olympic champion. Incidentally, this is the first meeting between the two top players.

Alcaraz and Zverev enter the square

Both players have already entered the Caja Magica square and warmed up. The grand finale in Madrid is about to begin.

Alcaraz against Zverev in the ticker

Hello and welcome to the ATP Masters in Madrid. Alexander Zverev meets Spanish star Carlos Alcaraz in the final. Robert Bauer accompanies the game for you here in the live ticker. Have fun!

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