After Zverev successfully let his lefty serve swerve away from Verdasco’s backhand time and time again on the ad court, it was Verdasco’s turn again to show heart on serve.
Zverev however pushed Verdassco back with deep groundstrokes.
Verdasco never even dropped a set to Zverev, with their last match dating back to 2008, when Mischa Zverev had still to build his name and reputation. Verdasco couldn’t be called the favorite in this match. The German has gradually moved up the ranking, now occupying the 26th spot, and with his attacking serve & volley game on the fast hard court surface of Cincinnati, all the conditions played into his hands.
Mischa Zverev didn’t disappoint in front of an appreciative Ohioan crowd, winning in straights: 6-4, 6-4.
Mischa Zverev loses just 9 points on serve en route to defeating Fernando Verdasco 6-4 6-4.
Other reported "Nazi slogans" were drowned out by the heavy booing of the crowd.
Hult told Helsingborgs Dagblad that security guards at no point considered the man to be a threat to the players.
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He defended the event's “good security” but said that the incident has sparked the addition of a few additional security guards.