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Tennis: Marius Copil defeats Alexander Zverev to reach Basel final, will face Roger Federer

Romanian tennis player, Marius Copil (93rd ATP), defeated Alexander Zverev (Germany, 5th ATP) on Saturday 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-4 in the semi-finals of the Basel tournament, with prizes of EUR 1,984,420.

In the final, Copil will face Roger Federer in the final on Sunday, at 16.00h Bucharest time.

Marius Copil won in 2 hours and 31 minutes, having 26 aces.

In the first round of the qualifying round, Copil has also defeated Mischa Zverev 7-5, 7-5, the brother of Alexander Zverev.

Copil will thus win 320 ATP points and EUR 209,715 and will climb in the ATP rankings about 30 positions.

This is Copil’s best result. In the last sixteen round, Marius Copil defeated Marin Cilic (5th ATP).

“It is one of the best days in my life. It’s the sixth consecutive victory, in a tournament with high level players. Thank you all!” Copil said.

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