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He did the job! Without touching the genius but with exemplary skill, Alexander Zverev escaped the trap set by Hugo Dellien (ATP 92). Taking victory 7-5 3-6 6-3 from the Bolivian, the world No. 5 has demonstrated to the Geneva public his firm will to pluck the title on Saturday.

“Tennis is very easy when you play well. But if, on the other hand, you are not having a great day, it becomes a very complicated sport”, stresses Alexander Zverev, who makes no secret of the reality of his form. He still did not meet his expectations. The winner of the last Masters will however have the opportunity to take another step forward on Friday in his semifinal against Federico Delbonis, hard winner over Albert Ramos-Vinolas, at the end of the night.

The semi-final at the bottom of the table will pit Nicolas Jarry (ATP 75) against Radu Albot (ATP 45). The Chilean and Moldovan were talking before about the logic of classification, respectively, Taro Daniel (ATP 107) and Damir Dzumhur (ATP 57), the “executioner” of Stan Wawrinka.

This duel between Jarry and Albot will be unprecedented. It will bring together two players who offer a very nice opposition of style, between the power of the Chilean and the flat game of the Moldavian. To nominate a favorite for this match seems very difficult, even if Radu Albot has given off a very beautiful impression from the beginning of the week.