Zverev Knocks Goffin Out Of Munich, Will Face Thiem In SF; Kyrgios Too Strong For Coric In Estoril
by Staff | April 29th, 2016, 7:20 pm
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The young guns continue to make their presence felt on the ATP Tour. Today in Estoril, 21-year-old Nick Kyrgios knocked out 19-year-old Borna Coric 6-4, 6-4 in a highly-anticipated Next Generation matchup.

Kyrgios now collides with Nicolas Almagro. Another under-24 Pablo Carreno Busta stunned top seed Gilles Simon to reach the semifinals. He’ll meet Benoit Paire.

“I’m not going to think about it too much,” Kyrgios said of playing Almagro. “I know what he’s doing to do, and I know what I have to do to win.”

Munich also lost its top seed as David Goffin was bounced by 19-year-old Alexander Zverev 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.

“He’s been playing really well in the past months, making the semi-finals of two Masters 1000 events, so it was nice to win,” said Zverev.

The sets up the German Zverev against Dominic Thiem. And in the other semifinals Fabio Fognini faces Philipp Kohlschreiber who ended the run of Juan Martin del Potro 6-4, 6-1.

In Istanbul semifinals, Grigor Dimitrov duels Ivo Karlovic with the winner facing an Argentine Sunday in either Diego Schwartzman or Federico Delbonis.

“With each match, I’m building up a good foundation to play better,” Dimitrov said. “Tomorrow I am going to keep doing that.”


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15 Comments for Zverev Knocks Goffin Out Of Munich, Will Face Thiem In SF; Kyrgios Too Strong For Coric In Estoril

jane Says:

wish i could’ve watched some of these newly atp-dubbed “next gen” matches. coric vs kyrgios looked fairly close just judging by livescores, with borna fighting off 3 or 4 match points. and given that he’s just 19, he’s still got high-end potential methinks.

kyrgios and zverev will likely be bigger threats on forthcoming grass and faster courts, what with their height and big serves.

i expect coric and thiem will be better on clay, or slower hard courts, but who knows… still pretty early.

haven’t seen enough of rublev or chung to know about them. nor have i seen enough of the upcoming americans.


Tennisfan Says:

Zverev vs Thiem sounds like it’ll be a good one! I’m thinking Kyrgios will beat Almagro.


J-Kath Says:

Madrid Draw:

TOP HALF

(1) Djokovic-Bye
Almagro-Coric
L. Mayer-F. Lopez
Qualifier- (15) Bautista Agut

(11)Raonic-Bellucci
Dolgopolov-Johnson
Ramos Vinolas-Chardy
(7) Tsonga-Bye

(4) Wawrinka-Bye
Pella-Kyrgios
Cuevas-Kohlschreiber
Anderson-(13) Monfils

Gasquet-Qualifier
Monaco-Verdasco
Fognini-Tomic
(6) Nishikori-Bye

BOTTOM HALF

(5) Nadal-Bye
Troicki-Kuznetsov
Qualifier-Querrey
Qualifier-(12) Goffin

(14) Thiem-Del Potro
Sock-Paire
Mahut-Sousa
Federer-Bye

(8) Berdych-Bye
Qualifier-Gabashvili
Qualifier-Karlovic
Garcia Lopez-(9) Ferrer

(16) Simon-Baghdatis
Carreno Busta-Dimitrov
Qualifier-Pospisil
(2) Murray-Bye


J-Kath Says:

If all goes according to ranking, the quarter finals in Bottom section will see Nadal v Fed. for the first time since Nadal has returned to his former winning form. Should be interesting.


jane Says:

yep, as i kind of thought. both zverev and kyrgios lost. but i still think they’ll be a force on grass/faster courts.

good win for thiem. he continues to make strides in the race, too.


Wog Boy Says:

jane,

I watched Thiem/Zverev last night, neither of them is in my favorite list, but if I have to chose one, I would go for Thiem (there something in Zverev that I don’t like and can’t warm up to him) and Thiem impressed me again last night. He has such aggressive slice and hit it frim the stands, his FH is deadly and accurate, SHBH so strong that he can hit it from 10m behind base line and accurate too, he was mixing it so nicle and finishing points on the net, just complete better that is getting better and better on weekly basis, mentally too.
Zverev,? I don’t know…too much gold around his neck..;) is


Daniel Says:

Thiem is showing some consistency this season, another final for him.

He can take the title and go to Madrid where he has a tuff draw. don’t see him being much of a factor there, unless he wins easy tomorrow because most likely he will have to play Tuesday again, or Monday.


Wog Boy Says:

Too many mistakes, but I guess you can get what I am talking about, I an in a hurry, girls are waiting for me to go go too church, it is Easter Day for us today.

One more thing, Thiem has such a strong right arm, it is deceiving since we can’t se it due to his daggy outfit, but it is even bigger than Rafa’s at one stage..:)


Wog Boy Says:

Daniel,

Don’t bett on it, Thiem is bloody fit player, new Thomas Muster.
Lot of room for improvement, firstly service game and then to learn not to waste his energy…we are looking at future (very near one) multiple slam winner, I am pretty sure.


Daniel Says:

Agree WB, but I still think for him to win 5 matches this week, than return to play Tuesday and prospect of Fed and Nadal back to back will be too much at this point


jalep Says:

Zvev Minor did well to get the first set in the SF; didn’t expect him to beat Thiem. Thiem was starting to wear down/fade in Monte Carlo I thought — he had a foot problem. Then, amazingly, he keeps going and going. Agree with Daniel that 5 matches in Madrid — Fed and Rafa back to back SHOULD be too much.

Kohlschreiber would need a fast start, get the first set in the Munich final tomorrow, and try to get a break up in the 2nd set. Thiem has a diesel engine lately and it takes him a set to start hitting the opponent off the court.

I like Thiem and think he’ll win Munich – but Kohls winning is my wish.


jane Says:

wog boy, happy easter. agree re: thiem – a force to be reckoned with already.


Van Persie Says:

WB,

Well, Zverev is a golden boy ;)


Wog Boy Says:

jane,

Thanks for Easter wishes.


danica Says:

VP, indeed ;)

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