Alexander Zverev cruised into the final of the Madrid Open, beating Canada’s Denis Shapovalov 6-4 6-1, Sky Sports report.
Zverev will now face Rafael Nadal’s conqueror Dominic Thiem, who secured a first career win over Kevin Anderson earlier in the day, defeating the South African 6-4 6-2.
It is the second year in a row Thiem has reached the final in Madrid, who will be looking to go one better and claim a first title in the Spanish capital after falling to Nadal at the final hurdle last year.
Thiem wrapped up the win over Anderson in one hour 27 minutes and is the favourite heading into Sunday’s final.
However, Zverev, the world number three from Germany, eased past Kyle Edmund’s conqueror Shapovalov in under an hour, admitting he didn’t know what to do after the game ended so quickly.
This is the earliest I’ve finished all week. Now, I don’t know what to do for the next four hours.
The German will be chasing his eighth career title and his second of the year.