The 19-year-old Aussie thought he could wow the crowd with a Sampras-esque smash…
Alexander Zverev and Alexei Popyrin played some solid tennis against one another on Tuesday night in Acapulco. The 19-year-old Aussie has an explosive game and he made his presence felt on the court against the World No.3.
Case in point: This magical point in which Popyrin goes for a flying overhead smash and nearly hits the winner. Unfortunately the ball was a tad low in its trajectory and the cagey Zverev was there to spoil Popyrin’s fun once again.
Zverev floats a mystical lob over the 6’5” qualifier and the crowd goes nuts.
Look no further—this was the point of the day in Acapulco. Full credit to both Zverev and Popyrin for making it so exciting to watch.
And if you're scoring at home, Zverev notched the comfortable 6-3 6-3 win.