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Alexander Zverev reaches U.S. Open quarters for first time

Tennis: US OPEN

Sep 6, 2020; Flushing Meadows, New York, USA; Alexander Zverev of Germany hits a forehand against Alejandro Davidovich Fokina of Spain (not pictured) on day seven of the 2020 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

NEW YORK — Alexander Zverev used a dominating serve to beat an injury-slowed opponent and reach the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open for the first time.

Zverev served 18 aces during a 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 victory over Alexandro Davidovich Fokina, who got his right ankle taped after the opening game of the third set and had trouble moving on court.

The fifth-seeded Zverev is the first German to reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals since Tommy Haas in 2007.