Alexander Zverev has won the third round of the US Open 2021 against the American professional tennis player named Jack Sock on Sunday. It was an easy win for the German profession as he won by walkover in the fourth set of this game. Jack left the fourth set in the middle because he had a thigh injury in the match and his medical staff said he will not be able to play further in the game and thus, Zverev progressed into the round of 16.
Alexander Zverev however, was leading this game by 2-1 but the game was very tight, it could have gone anywhere if the American would have played the complete game. The 24-year-old German lost in the first set of this game 3-6 by Jack. But, the World’s no. 4 showed why he is a top-ranked player in the ATP rankings as he won the second and third set by 6-2 and 6-3 respectively. This time the German didn’t let Jack took too many points from him. Alexander hit 16 aces in this game in comparison to Jack’s 11.
Alexander Zverev advances to Round 4 after Jack Sock is forced to retire with injury. pic.twitter.com/qpJWeVXhw1
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As soon as the fourth set started, World no. 4 decided to strike first and got the points. When Zverev was leading by 2 points to 1 in the fourth set, the American sustained an injury in his thigh. After talking with the medical staff, he had no other option but to retire from the game and withdraw his name from the US Open 2021. Thus, Zverev won the game by walkover. The 24-year-old German will now be playing against Jannik Sinner in the round of 16 which is to be held on Monday (IST).