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

Friday, May 31, 2019

Zverev keeps it simple after first-round scare

Zverev keeps it simple after first-round scare
Zverev keeps it simple after first-round scare

Alexander Zverev kept it simple at the French Open on Thursday as he outplayed Swede Mikael Ymer 6-1 6-3 7-6(3).

Zverev surrendered a two-set lead against Australian John Millman in his opening match before scraping through, but avoided any extra legwork this time.

"Today I was swinging at the ball quite nicely and hitting it very aggressively and it was a very good match for me," the fifth-seeded German whose quarter-final run here last year remains his best Grand Slam result, told reporters.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Zverev battles past Millman in Paris

Zverev battles past Millman in Paris
Zverev battles past Millman in Paris

Alexander Zverev outlasted Australia's John Millman in the longest match of the French Open so far, winning 7-6 (4), 6-3, 2-6, 6-7 (5), 6-3 on Tuesday in 4 hours and 8 minutes.

"Exactly how I expected it to be honestly. I expected it to be a very long match. I expected it to be a very tough match," said Zverev, who survived three straight three-set matches to win the title last week in Geneva, Switzerland.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Zverev vs Jarry in Geneva Open final

Zverev vs Jarry in Geneva Open final
Zverev vs Jarry in Geneva Open final

Alexander Zverev will seek his first title this season against 75th-ranked Nicolas Jarry in the Geneva Open final on Saturday.

Zverev was pushed hard in a 7-5, 6-7 (6), 6-3 win over Federico Delbonis of Argentina in the last four on Friday.

Alex let a 5-1 lead slip before taking the first set. In the decider, Zverev forced a service break to lead 2-1 and clinched victory by again breaking serve.

Jarry advanced to his first career final by beating fifth-seeded Radu Albot of Moldova 6-3, 6-4.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Berrettini upsets Zverev in Rome

Berrettini upsets Zverev in Rome
Berrettini upsets Zverev in Rome

Matteo Berrettini upset Alexander Zverev 7-5, 7-5 in second-round action in Rome.

Berrettini, a 23-year-old wild-card entrant who is ranked 33rd in the world, moved into the Round of 16 in an ATP Masters 1000 event for the first time in his career.

The Italian saved five break points to take a 6-5 lead before the rattled Zverev, who beat the Italian in the same round last year, threw away the opening set with two unforced errors and a double fault.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Tsitsipas knocks Zverev out of Madrid

Tsitsipas knocks Zverev out of Madrid
Tsitsipas knocks Zverev out of Madrid

Stefanos Tsitsipas upset Alexander Zverev 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 at the Madrid Open quarter-finals.

Zverev has yet to win a trophy this season and stands 4-5 on clay this spring.

“I'm really happy and satisfied with my performance. I think I deserved the match at the end. I was playing really well, feeling really comfortable on the court. When you feel like this, you can do miracles. So I'm really enjoying the process, really enjoying my stay here until now, and I really hope to do even better in the future,” Tsitsipas said.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Video: Madrid 2019 Wednesday highlights

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Video: Madrid 2019 Wednesday highlights

Watch highlights as Alexander Zverev beats David Ferrer on Wednesday evening at the Mutua Madrid Open, and Rafael Nadal beats Felix Auger-Aliassime.




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Video: Zverev Calls For Standing Ovation On Ferrer's Final Point

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Video: Zverev Calls For Standing Ovation On Ferrer's Final Point

Madrid fans give David Ferrer an emotional late-match standing ovation ahead of the final point of his career, thanks in part to prompting from Alexander Zverev.



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Ferrer’s career comes to an end with loss in Madrid

Ferrer’s career comes to an end with loss in Madrid
Ferrer’s career comes to an end with loss in Madrid

David Ferrer’s career came to an end with a 6-4, 6-1 loss to Alexander Zverev in the second round at the Madrid Open on Wednesday.

The 37-year-old Spaniard had announced earlier that this would be his last tournament because he didn’t feel he was fit enough to keep competing at a high level on tour.

Ferrer finished his 20-year career with 27 singles titles, fifth-best among active players behind the top four of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Zverev beats Auger-Aliassime in Monte Carlo

Zverev beats Auger-Aliassime in Monte Carlo
Zverev beats Auger-Aliassime in Monte Carlo

Alexander Zverev showed signs of a return to his explosive best in a 6-1 6-4 win over Felix Auger-Aliassime.

Zverev, who lives in Monte Carlo, reached the semi-finals of his 'home' event a year ago, but has endured a difficult 2019 season.

After finishing runner-up to Nick Kyrgios in Acapulco, Zverev has suffered early exits at Indian Wells, Miami and Marrakech.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Zverev beaten by compatriot Struff at Indian Wells

Zverev beaten by compatriot Struff at Indian Wells
Zverev beaten by compatriot Struff at Indian Wells

A sick Alexander Zverev was sent packing from the BNP Paribas Open with a 6-3 6-1 defeat by fellow German Jan-Lennard Struff in the third round at Indian Wells, California on Monday.

The night match between world number one Novak Djokovic, who is playing his first tournament since his Australian Open triumph in January, and Philipp Kohlschreiber was suspended with the top seed leading 1-0.

Struff saved all four break points he faced and took barely an hour to clinch his first career win over Zverev in five attempts.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Kyrgios beats Zverev to win Acapulco title

Kyrgios beats Zverev to win Acapulco title
Kyrgios beats Zverev to win Acapulco title

Nick Kyrgios saved his best performance of a brilliant week for last as the Australian stunned second seed Alexander Zverev 6-3 6-4 to win the Acapulco International in Mexico on Saturday for his fifth career ATP title.

The temperamental Aussie, whose scintillating run to the final included wins over multiple grand slam winners Stan Wawrinka and Rafa Nadal, played free and focused from the outset and frustrated German Zverev with a steady diet of drop shots.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Raonic ends Zverev’s Aussie run

Raonic ends Zverev’s Aussie run
Raonic ends Zverev’s Aussie run

Alexander Zverev smashed his racket into the court eight times in frustration after he went 4-1 down in the second set against Milos Raonic.

By that time it was all but over as the big-serving Canadian rolled to a 6-1, 6-1, 7-6 (5) victory on Monday to reach the quarterfinals of the Australian Open for the fourth time.

Raonic dropped the opening game but then rebounded by winning the next eight.

Zverev held serve to end that streak, but was broken again two games later and that tipped him over.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Kohlschreiber sees off Zverev in four sets

Kohlschreiber sees off Zverev in four sets
Kohlschreiber sees off Zverev in four sets

Alexander Zverev was upset by Philipp Kohlschreiber in four sets in the US Open third round.

Kohlschreiber won 6-7(1) 6-4 6-1 6-3.

The versatile 34-year-old showed none of the mental fragility that has dogged him in the past, recovering well after being trounced in a first set tiebreak to set up a last 16 meeting with Japan's Kei Nishikori, the 21st seed.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Video: Zverev beats Polansky | 2018 US Open

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Video: Alexander Zverev Earns His First 2018 US Open Win, Defeating Peter Polansky

Alexander Zverev, the No. 4 seed had a straight-set victory over Peter Polansky in R1 of the 2018 US Open, 6-2, 6-1, 6-2.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Alexander Zverev breezes at US Open

Alexander Zverev breezes at US Open
Alexander Zverev breezes at US Open

Alexander Zverev reached the second round with a 6-2, 6-1, 6-2 victory over Peter Polansky.

Zverev needed just 96 minutes to dispatch Polansky, a Canadian who had the odd distinction of becoming the first player to make the main draw of all four Grand Slams in a single year as a lucky loser.

Polandky's luck ran out in the first round, just as it did at the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Video: del Potro and Zverev Practice | 2018 US Open

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Video: Juan Martin del Potro and Alexander Zverev Practice at the 2018 US Open

Juan Martin del Potro and Alexander Zverev sparred today on the court, getting ready for the 2018 US Open.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Video: Cilic, Zverev, ATP Stars Get Schooled In U.S. Geography

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Video: Cilic, Zverev, ATP Stars Get Schooled In U.S. Geography

Watch ATP World Tour Uncovered as 9-year-old Brenna Sherman gives Alexander Zverev, Marin Cilic and fellow ATP World Tour stars a lesson in local geography at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Alex Zverev hires Lendl in run-up to U.S. Open

Alex Zverev hires Lendl in run-up to U.S. Open

Alex Zverev said on Tuesday he had appointed Ivan Lendl to his coaching team as he looks to convert his burgeoning potential into Grand Slam success.

Zverev posted a message on Instagram welcoming Lendl to his team with the pair having trained together in Florida this year.

The 21-year-old, known as Sascha, had been working with Juan Carlos Ferrero but split with the Spaniard earlier this year.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Haase stuns Zverev in Cincinnati

Haase stuns Zverev in Cincinnati
Haase stuns Zverev in Cincinnati

Robin Haase upset Alexander Zverev 5-7 6-5 7-5 at the Cincinnati Masters and cruised into the third round.

Haase, who last week kicked off his North American hardcourt swing by reaching the Toronto quarter-finals, converted six of seven break point opportunities to get by world number three Zverev in a match lasting two hours and 25 minutes.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Video: Zverev's Cincinnati 2018 interview

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Video: Zverev's Cincinnati 2018 interview

Alexander Zverev reflects on his performances at the Citi Open and the Rogers Cup before looking ahead to the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati.