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Zverev Moves Closer To London Bid

Alexander Zverev inched closer to clinching his debut appearance at the Nitto ATP Finals in London on Tuesday.
The second seed started his China Open with a 6-3, 7-6(3) victory against 22-year-old Kyle Edmund of Great Britain in a match that finished after midnight local time. The 20-year-old Zverev broke in the third and ninth games of the first set.
Edmund raised his level in the second set and had a set point on his racquet at 5-4 after breaking Zverev. But the German broke back and sprinted through the tie-break, winning the final four points for the straight-sets win.
Zverev improves to 2-0 against Edmund in their FedEx ATP Head2Head series. The 6’6” German is in third place in the Emirates ATP Race To London with 4,220 points, behind Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. Fourth-placed Dominic Thiem, who lost on Tuesday in Tokyo, is 505 points behind Zverev.
The Hamburg native will next meet Italian Fabio Fognini. Zverev leads their FedEx ATP Head2Head series 1-0, a 6-3, 6-3 win earlier this year in Rome en route to his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title.
Source: ATP