Zverev ends Alcaraz run in Vienna

Vienna (AFP) – Alexander Zverev dispatched Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz in straight sets on Saturday to secure his seat in the final of the ATP tournament in Vienna.

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The world number four ended Alcaraz's Austrian adventure 6-3, 6-3 ahead of the second semi-final between Jannik Sinner and Frances Tiafoe.

The 18-year-old Alcaraz stole the show this week on his way to a first ever ATP 500 semi-final appearance.

He had held his nerve in the final set tiebreak in Friday's quarter-finals to beat Matteo Berrettini 6-1 6-7 (2/7), 7-6 (7/5).

But he was unable to deal with a dominant Zverev who secured victory with an ace after one hour and eight minutes.

German Zverev is on the hunt for his fifth title of the season.