World number six, Alexander Zverev surprised Nadal and eliminated him from the Madrid Masters in the quarter-finals.
World number two Rafael Nadal bid farewell to the Madrid Masters’ Championship, which scored a thousand points, after falling to world number six, Alexander Zverev.
Zverev defeated Nadal in two sets, 6-4 6-4, to reach the semi-finals of the fourth Masters tournament. This is Zverev’s first victory over Nadal on dirt soil.
In the semi-final round, he will face Austrian Dominique Tim who He overthrew the American John Eisner With a score of 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.
It’s a first win on clay against Nadal for @AlexZverev! 👏
— ATP Tour (@atptour) May 7, 2021
Zverev had reached the quarter-finals by beating Britain’s Daniel Evans 6-3 7-6, which was Zverev’s first victory over Evans in their second match after losing the first match in the Australian Championship in 2016.
And Nadal failed in his search for his sixth title in the Madrid championship, and thus reached the 36th title in the Masters tournaments and equaled the record for Novak Djokovic, the number one in the world.