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Alexander Zverev finally reaches third round of U.S. Open

US Open Tennis

Alexander Zverev, of Germany, celebrates after defeating Nicolas Mahut, of France, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)


Alexander Zverev has finally reached the third round of the U.S. Open.

The No. 4 seed beat Nicolas Mahut 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 for his best result in the year’s final Grand Slam tournament.

Zverev had been knocked out in the second round in his three previous appearances.