Johanna Larsson

Alexander Zverev, showing poise at 18, tops Grigor Dimitrov at Indian Wells

Alexander Zverev, showing poise at 18, tops Grigor Dimitrov at Indian Wells

Alexander Zverev is among the youngsters being promoted as “Next Generation” stars by the men's tennis tour. But Zverev isn't waiting for his turn: He's establishing himself now.

The 18-year-old German advanced to the third round of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells with a gritty 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 victory over No. 23 seed Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria on Sunday, earning gasps for his 13 aces and applause for rebounding in the third set after Dimitrov had broken him in the first game and had built a 3-1 lead. Ranked 58th in the world, Zverev accelerated a run that included a victory over No. 13 Marin Cilic last month in reaching the semifinals at Montpellier,...

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