The German, 24 years old and world No. 6, defeated the Spanish, 34 years old and No. 3, in the quarterfinals of Madrid last week, 6-4 and 6-4. Two days later champion was proclaimed.
Zverev’s third consecutive win, first on clay, over Nadal.
The balance continues to be favorable to Rafa 5-3,
not having defeated Sascha since the final of Rome 2018 (6-1, 1-6 and 6-3).
In a few minutes, at 12, his ninth ATP match