Zhizhen Zhang stuns Dominik Koepfer 7-5 6-2 in the 1st round in Zhuhai on Tuesday. Zhang will have to play Andreas Seppi in the 2nd round.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Koepfer got off on the right foot in the set after breaking Zhang in the 2nd game (2-0) before consolidating his break and lead 3-0. Notwithstanding, the Chinese managed to stage a good comeback to break Koepfer in the 9th (4-5) and in the 11th (6-5) game before winning the set (7-5).

The German was completely wiped out in the last 5 games of the set (from 2-5 to 7-5).

2nd set.

Zhang was quite dominant at the beginning of the set to break Koepfer in the 1st game (1-0). Zhizhen reinforced his lead after breaking the German in the 5th (4-1) game before winning the set (6-2).

Zhizhen missed the opportunity to break the German in the 3rd game when he had 3 consecutive chances (0-40).

1st
Zhang
Koepfer
7-5
7
5
6
5
5
5
4
5
3
5
2
5
2
4
1
4
1
3
0
3
0
2
0
1
2nd
Zhang
Koepfer
6-2
6
2
5
2
5
1
4
1
3
1
2
1
2
0
1
0

Statistics

At the end of the match, the Chinese scored 68 points vs. Dominik’s 53 points.

Zhang was effective when converting 50% of the break points that he procured (4/8). On the other side, Dominik wasn’t that great in converting his break points as he converted only 17% of his break points (1/6). That was one of the key issues for his loss.

After this contest, the head to head between Zhang and Koepfer is 1-0 for Zhizhen.

Next Match: Zhizhen Zhang vs. Andreas Seppi – stats

Zhang will square off with Seppi in the 2nd round.

There is no head to head record between Zhizhen Zhang and Andreas Seppi since this will be the first time that they will fight against each other at pro level.

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