Video tennis Zverev – Safiullin: Dramatic 21 aces, 150 minutes of sweating (Roland Garros)

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 19:28 PM (GMT+7)

(Tennis video Zverev – Safiullin, second round of men’s singles Roland Garros) Alexander Zverev spent 150 minutes not easily against an opponent 170 places lower than him on the ATP rankings.

Zverev – Safiullin battle developments

Russian tennis player number 182 ATP Roman Safiullin made Zverev experience a “sweating” match. Set 1 was about the same as in the first 10 games, Safiullin had 2 break-point saves while Zverev also had one time that almost broke the game. Drama unfolded in the next two games when each side won 1 break, forcing the set to enter a tie-break series.

Tennis video Zverev - Safiullin: Dramatic 21 aces, 150 minutes of

Zverev struggled to defend the result against Safiullin

Here, Zverev’s sanity helped him to have a series of 4 points straight, including 2 mini-breaks, thereby winning 7-4 and closing the first set with a 7-6 victory (3).

In the second set, Safiullin showed effort when breaking Zverev’s second serve game. However, the German player played calmly and had a series of wins in the last 5 games, taking 2 breaks, to win 6-3 in the 2nd set.

Safiullin continued to be the first to break the game in set 3 but was then reclaimed by Zverev in game 7. The set was a struggle and again had to be resolved by tie-break. Zverev’s experience proved to be superior to the opponent when the German player only lost to Safiullin the first mini-game and won the remaining 6 mini-games to win the third set with a score of 7-6 (6).

Struggling to overcome Safiullin after 2 hours and 31 minutes, Zverev will meet the winner of the Djere – Kecmanovic pair in the 3rd round.

Match specs:

Alexander Zverev

7-6(3), 6-3, 7-6(6)

Roman Safiullin





Double error



1 serve rate


80% (53/66)

Serve 1 to get a point

67% (56/83)

53% (18/34)

Serve 2 for a point

41% (12/29)

44% (4/9)

Break Point

75% (3/4)

54% (115/212)

total score

46% (97/212)


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