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AS IT HAPPENED | Lloyd Harris' US Open run ends with straight sets defeat to Alexander Zverev

Alexander Zverev and Lloyd Harris shake hands at the net. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Alexander Zverev and Lloyd Harris shake hands at the net. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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08 September 22:28

KEY STATS

Zverev served 21 aces compared to Harris' 13.

The German hit 43 winners to the South African's 34.

Both players made 26 unforced errors, while Zverev broke serve four times and Harris twice.

08 September 22:16

MATCH REPORT

08 September 22:15

Zverev will now face top seed Novak Djokovic, who beat sixth seed Matteo Berrettini 5-7, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 in their quarter-final.

08 September 22:12

Harris will rue not serving the first set out at 5-3, as well as not converting the set point he had while serving up 6-5 in the first set tie-break.

Zverev relaxed after that and starting dominating off both forehand and backhand wings.

08 September 22:10

Alexander Zverev beats Lloyd Harris 7-6 (8/6), 6-3, 6-4 to book his spot in the semi-finals.

08 September 22:10

Zverev seals the match with an ace down the tee!

08 September 22:09

Zverev with two match points (40-15) after another Harris backhand error...

08 September 22:06

*Zverev 7-6 (8/6), 6-3, 5-4 Harris

The South African holds to 30, forcing to German to step up and serve for the match...

08 September 22:03

Zverev 7-6 (8/6), 6-3, 5-3 Harris*

Zverev goes big with a second serve ace, followed by a first serve ace.

He's one game from the semi-finals...

08 September 22:02

Zverev escapes with a few monster serves but Harris takes the game to deuce with a couple of forehand winners...

08 September 22:00

Zverev starts with a double fault... the German is suddenly under some pressure...

08 September 21:58

*Zverev 7-6 (8/6), 6-3, 4-3 Harris

Harris with a love game and suddenly he has a new lease on life!

08 September 21:56

Zverev 7-6 (8/6), 6-3, 4-2 Harris*

Out of nowhere, Harris conjures up a break of serve... Zverev was leading 40-0 in the game before losing five straight points!

08 September 21:50

*Zverev 7-6 (8/6), 6-3, 4-1 Harris

Harris escapes from 0-30 down to get on the board in the third set.

08 September 21:46

Zverev 7-6 (8/6), 6-3, 4-0 Harris*

The German with another comfortable service hold.

08 September 21:43

Very tough to see Harris mounting a comeback from here...

08 September 21:42

*Zverev 7-6 (8/6), 6-3, 3-0 Harris

Harris saves the first break point with a strong serve but a wide forehand from the South African at 30-40 sees Zverev earn a double break.

08 September 21:40

Zverev with two more break points - 15-40 on the Harris serve...

08 September 21:38

Zverev 7-6 (8/6), 6-3, 2-0 Harris*

Zverev holds to 15. He's looking very comfortable now, even serving and volleying...

08 September 21:35

*Zverev 7-6 (8/6), 6-3, 1-0 Harris

The South African saves the first break point with a drop shot winner; the second with a forehand winner but goes long with a backhand on the third one...

08 September 21:33

Harris down 0-40 in his opening service game...

08 September 21:30

Zverev leads two sets to love - 7-6 (8/6), 6-3.

08 September 21:29

Zverev wins the second set 6-3.

08 September 21:29

Harris' turn to get tight as he dumps a forehand into the net.

Zverev then wraps up the set with a big serve!

08 September 21:28

Zverev fights back to 30-30 after a couple of Harris errors...

08 September 21:26

Two forehand errors from Zverev sees him down 0-30 serving for the set...

08 September 21:24

*Zverev 7-6 (8/6), 5-3 Harris

Harris plays his part and holds serve to 15.

Zverev will now serve for the set...

08 September 21:22

Harris serving to stay in the set... he's still only a single break behind though...

08 September 21:21

Zverev 7-6 (8/6), 5-2 Harris*

Zverev holds to 15 and looking very comfortable, dominating with his forehand and backhand...

08 September 21:18

*Zverev 7-6 (8/6), 4-2 Harris

Harris with a comfortable hold at 15.

08 September 21:15

Zverev 7-6 (8/6), 4-1 Harris*

Zverev holds to 30.

The South African had a sniff up 30-15 but the German shut out the danger with a few big serves...

08 September 21:11

*Zverev 7-6 (8/6), 3-1 Harris

Harris with a comfortable hold to 15.

08 September 21:07

Zverev 7-6 (8/6), 3-0 Harris*

Zverev holds to 15 and is seemingly on a roll now.

08 September 21:05

*Zverev 7-6 (8/6), 2-0 Harris

Zverev breaks at his first opportunity in the second set. It came after Harris opted for a silly drop shot that landed wide...

08 September 21:01

Zverev 7-6 (8/6), 1-0 Harris*

Zverev holds to 30 to open the second set.

08 September 20:58

Harris apologises and says the bottles slipped out of his hands...

08 September 20:57

Play is now halted because Harris, out of frustration for losing the first set, had thrown his water bottles on the court. The bottles exploded and the court is now too wet to play!

Don't think I've ever seen that on a tennis court before...

08 September 20:55

Harris upset because Zverev halted play when the South African had set point... the German stopped play because the big screen was bothering him...
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