PARIS – Dutch tennis player Robin Haase rallied on Wednesday from one set down to upset fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev of Germany 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 in the Paris Masters second round.
The 30-year-old Haase needed 93 minutes to exact revenge for his two defeats against Zverev, who has already secured a place in ATP Finals, in as many career matches between them.
One break in the fourth game was enough for the 20-year-old Zverev to clinch the first set.
Haase turned up the heat, however, breaking his rival’s serve four times in the next sets; two apiece to seal the win, without offering more break points for Zverev.
The Dutch player reached the Paris Masters third round for the first time in his career. His defeat against Canadian Milos Raonic in the 2013 tournament had been his best run in the final Masters event of the regular season.
He is set to take on either Joao Sousa of Portugal or Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina.