Zverev’s obstacle victory against the daring Tatars
Alexander Zverev struggled with the wind and had to deal with critical situations against Roman Sviulin. The Russian qualifiers turned out to be difficult and even hit from the bottom. After a few curses, the German reached the third round of the French Open.
eThere were some obstacles to overcome, but in the end there was at least a sovereign outcome. Alexander Zverev was the first German tennis player to reach the third round at the French Open.
The 24-year-old beat Russian qualifier Roman Svilolin 7:6 (7:4), 6:3, 7:6 (7:1) in Paris, but ran into some trouble again in the meantime.
The world number six was trailing with a break in the second set as well as in the third, and it took a few Russian expletives before he got back on track.
Zverev began focusing on Susan Lenglin Stadium, the facility’s second largest, and created some comfort opportunities right from the start. However, he only went from 23 years old to 6:5.
After that, there was a break in the Zverev match. The German immediately did his own service and hit his racket on the ground. Although he was in the first set soon after in the tiebreak with 2 aces in a row, the Hamburg native looked unsatisfied.
In the second half he quickly fell behind with a break, but recovered, playing five straight games and taking the second set just over an hour and a half later. But even in the following years, Zverev did not seem completely satisfied with his performance.
Sviulin, who belongs to the Tatar population and was the most successful tennis player since winning the junior competition at the Australian Open, turned out to be a strong and cunning opponent who tried to surprise Zverev, once hitting himself with a kick with a ball. From the bottom.
Also in the third round, Zverev fell behind with a break and had to fight again. As in the first sentence, the decision was made in the third section in the tiebreak. There Zverev played again and got the win he deserved.
Zverev struggles with the place
“It’s the design I least liked. It’s always windy here,” added Zverev to the track list of misfortunes, Susan Lenglen. “But the main thing is that I’m still in the championship.”
In the end, he should have been delighted to win the duel against Siculin, whom he defeated in the first round of the junior competition in 2013, in three rounds.
In the first round, Zverev had to fight more than five sets in the German fencing with qualifier Oscar Otti. This time he didn’t drop a set, turned his first match point after 2:21 hours and now meets Serbian in the third round. Laszlo Djeri surprisingly defeated compatriot Miomir Kekmanovic in five sets.