Showing posts with label Alexander Zverev. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Alexander Zverev. Show all posts

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Video: Tiafoe Cincinnati 2017 Double Trouble Hot Shot

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Video: Tiafoe Cincinnati 2017 Double Trouble Hot Shot

Watch Hot Shot as #NextGenATP star Frances Tiafoe fires two impressive passes just out of reach of Alexander Zverev.




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Zverev confident entering US Open even after shock loss

Zverev confident entering US Open even after shock loss

Alexander Zverev enters the US Open confident and feels his best ahead of any Grand Slam event, even after a fatigue-filled loss Wednesday in his ATP Cincinnati Masters opener.

Frances Tiafoe beat Zverev 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in a second-round matchup at the year's last major tuneup for the Open, which begins August 28.

Zverev won titles at Montreal and Washington, giving him five on the year, matching Wimbledon and Australian Open champion Roger Federer for the ATP's most in 2017 after beating the 19-time Grand Slam winner in the Montreal final.

Tiafoe upsets Zverev in Cincinnati

Tiafoe upsets Zverev in Cincinnati

Frances Tiafoe upset Alexander Zverev 4-6 6-3 6-4 to reach the third round of the Cincinnati Open.

Zverev, who stunned Roger Federer in the Montreal final last week after claiming the title in Washington, was on a 10-match winning streak but faded in the final set against the energetic baseliner.

It was Tiafoe's first win over a top-10 player and he bounded around the court in joy, thumping his chest to a standing ovation after Zverev floated a backhand long on match point with his third unforced error of the last game.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Video: Zverev and Kyrgios React To Nadal's Return To No. 1

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ATP World Tour stars, including Alexander Zverev and Nick Kyrgios, reflect on Rafael Nadal returning to No. 1 in the Emirates ATP Rankings on 21 August 2017.


Video: Nadal, Thiem and Dimitrov Reflect On Zverev Success

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Video: Nadal, Thiem and Dimitrov Reflect On Zverev Success

Alexander Zverev is riding on the crest of a wave with two straight ATP World Tour hard-court titles. The #NextGenATP German and other stars, including Rafael Nadal, reflect on his year.

Video: Zverev Cincinnati 2017 Interview

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Video: Zverev Cincinnati 2017 Interview

Alexander Zverev reflects on his title-winning form of late and how he reacts when players say he has a bright future.

Zverev seeking strong start in bid for ATP hat trick

Zverev seeking strong start in bid for ATP hat trick

He's the hottest man in tennis after winning trophies at Montreal and Washington this month, but Alexander Zverev would like to escape his opening round without a scare for once.

The 20-year-old German, a career-best seventh in this week's ATP rankings, could complete a hat trick of titles this week at Cincinnati in the last major tuneup for the US Open, which starts August 28 in New York.

But his first matches have been nail-biters in both championship runs, Australia's Jordan Thompson falling 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/5) at Washington and France's Richard Gasquet squandering three match points in losing 6-3, 4-6 7-6 (7/3) at Montreal.

"I won both first rounds in Montreal and Washington 7-6 in the third and then after that I haven't lost a set in the whole tournament," Zverev said Tuesday.

"I think winning those kinds of matches helps as well. That gives you a lot of confidence for the next few rounds."

Zverev has captured five titles this year, taking Montpellier and Rome after being pushed to three sets in openers and Munich after dropping the first set but winning two tie-breakers in his second match against countryman Jan-Lennard Struff.

"I feel well on the court," Zverev said. "I feel very confident."

Zverev, who had a first-round bye, opens Wednesday against 19-year-old American Frances Tiafoe, a second-round loser in straight sets to Zverev this year at Wimbledon and the Australian Open in their only career ATP meetings.

Due to injuries and withdrawals, the only player ranked above Zverev in the field is Spain's Rafael Nadal, who takes over the world number one spot next week from Britain's Andy Murray, out with a hip injury.

Coming off his best Grand Slam run into the fourth round at Wimbledon, Zverev looks ready to make a deep run on the US Open hardcourts.

"I don't put pressure on myself, but obviously I want to do well there," he said. "I know I'm in a position to do so. I just won back-to-back weeks with one Masters event in it so I know I can maybe have a good US Open."

Zverev says better conditioning is the secret behind his rise in the past year.

"Physically I improved a lot. My serve improved and my returns improved. But all small things," he said. "In general, my game has become quicker and faster, but that's a lot to do with the physical part."

- Zverev pairs with Paes -

Zverev paired Tuesday with 44-year-old Indian doubles legend Leander Paes and lost to Spain's Feliciano and Marc Lopez 2-6, 7-6 (7/2), 10-6, in a jam-packed outer stadium match.

"He needs someone very high ranked to get in those tournaments. He asked me if I can help him out, I'm like, yeah, sure," Zverev said. "I know him quite well. He's a good guy. Unfortunately we lost, but it was fun."

Zverev said his doubles appearances will be "not very often."

What he will do often is play Brazil's Marcelo Melo in FIFA '17 video games during lulls.

"I think winning in FIFA in the evenings is way important for me, just because mentally that helps me way more than winning Masters. Who cares about that, really?" Zverev said with a smile to a question from Melo.

Zverev claims to overcome huge edges for Melo in team selection, he taking underdogs while the South American grabs the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich or Manchester United.

"We play completely random," Zverev said. "Most of the time he gets something like a five-star team and I get an Arabic team which has one star. And I still beat him."



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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Video: Federer vs Zverev Montreal Masters Final Highlights

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Video: Roger Federer vs Alexander Zverev Montreal Masters Final Highlights

Alexander Zverev defeats Roger Federer in straight sets 6-3,6-4 to win the Rogers Cup 2017 title.

Video: Alexander Zverev Montreal 2017 Final press conference

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Video: Alexander Zverev Montreal 2017 Final press conference

Enjoy Alexander Zverev Press Conference after beating Roger Federer at Rogers Cup Montreal 2017.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Video: Zverev Montreal 2017 final interview

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Video: Zverev Montreal 2017 final interview

2017 Coupe Rogers champion Alexander Zverev discusses his reaction to defeating his childhood idol Roger Federer en route to claiming his second Masters 1000 title of his career.

Video: Zverev wins Montreal 2017 title

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Video: Zverev wins Montreal 2017 title

Watch highlights from the Coupe Rogers final as NextGenATP star Alexander Zverev defeats Roger Federer to claim his second Masters 1000 title, his 5th title of 2017.




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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Zverev upset Federer to win Montreal Masters

Zverev upset Federer to win Montreal Masters

Alexander Zverev shocked second seed Roger Federer in straight sets in the Montreal Masters final to win his fifth title of the season on Sunday and announce himself as a dangerman for the US Open.

The 20-year-old German used his booming serve to overpower Federer 6-3, 6-4 as the Swiss superstar never got a chance to get into the match.

Zverev avenged a 6-1, 6-3 loss to Federer in the Halle final in June -- his only loss in a final this season.

Video: Zverev Qualifies For Next Gen ATP Finals Milan 2017

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Video: Zverev Qualifies For Next Gen ATP Finals Milan 2017

After reaching his sixth final of the year in Montreal, Alexander Zverev is the first player to qualify for the inaugural Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan.

Video: Zverev Montreal 2017 semis hot shot

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Video: Zverev Montreal 2017 semis hot shot

Watch Hot Shot as Alexander Zverev nails a backhand pass against fellow NextGenATP star Denis Shapovalov in the Coupe Rogers semi-finals.




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Video: Federer vs Zverev Montreal 2017 final preview

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Video: Federer vs Zverev Montreal 2017 final preview

Roger Federer and Alexander Zverev will face off for the Coupe Rogers title on Sunday in Montreal.

Video: Montreal 2017 semis highlights

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Video: Montreal 2017 semis highlights

Watch highlights from the Montreal semi-finals, as Roger Federer and Alexander Zverev set a clash for the Coupe Rogers crown. Watch live matches at tennistv.com.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Video: Zverev Montreal 2017 QF Interview

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Video: Zverev Montreal 2017 QF Interview

Alexander Zverev looks ahead to playing fellow NextGenATP star Denis Shapovalov after defeating Kevin Anderson in the Coupe Rogers quarter-finals.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Video: Zverev Montreal Hot Shot - 49-Shot Rally

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Video: Zverev Montreal Hot Shot - 49-Shot Rally

Watch as Alexander Zverev manages to save his second match point on his way to a second-round victory over Richard Gasquet in Montreal.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Video: Zverev Montreal 2017 Interview

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Video: Zverev Montreal 2017 Interview

After winning his fourth title of the year, top seed Alexander Zverev hopes to add another Masters 1000 title to his impressive list for 2017.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Video: Alexander Zverev Citi Open Champion Press Conference

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Video: Alexander Zverev Citi Open Champion Press Conference

Enjoy Alexander Zverev's press conference after winning the Citi Open 2017 title in Washington.