The German (seeded n ° 6), quietly installed in the semi-finals of Roland-Garros, made, lap after lap, a strong impression. After, Boris Becker and Michael Stich he is the third German of the Open era in the last square in Paris.
The fact of the match: One-way
Alexander Zverev made it easy against Spain’s Alejandro Davidovich Fokina to sign a one-sided 6-4, 6-1, 6-1 game. His stats? 3 aces; 76% of points scored his 1er service; 9 out of 15 break points converted; 12 points out of 19 won at the net; 24 winning strokes (16 unforced errors). A solid match. After the final of the US Open 2020 and a quarter-final at the Australian Open, Zverev is a very safe bet with a semi-final composted with authority, like his season (23 victories -8 defeats) marked by two titles (Acapulco and Madrid).
The number : 0
To reach the semi-finals, Alexander Zverev (seeded n ° 6) did not rule out any seed. German Oscar Otte (152e world, from qualifying) was the one that caused the most problems for Alexander Zverev. Otte led 2 sets 0, before giving in. Then, the seeded n ° 6 dismissed the Russian Roman Safiullin (182e world, from qualifying), Serbian Laslo Djere (55e world), the Japanese Kei Nishikori (49e), before the Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (46e worldwide). And now ? In the semi-finals, Friday, for his first appearance in the last four in Paris (after quarter-finals in 2018 and 2019), the German will have an appointment with Daniil Medvedev (n ° 2) or Stefanos Tsitsipas (n ° 5).
The closed circle: Becker, Stich … Zverev
After Boris Becker (stopped in the semi-finals in 1987 by Mats Wilander, in 1989 by Stefan Edberg and in 1991 by Andre Agassi) and Michael Stich (who in 1996 had lost in the final against Evgueni Kafelnikov), Alexander Zverev joins as the third German of the Open era to appear in the semi-finals at Roland Garros.
The phrase : “I’m not satisfied with it”
Alexander Zverev, qualifying in his pocket, summed up on the court: “It’s good not to be semi-finals but just being there doesn’t satisfy me. I hope I can continue to play the same game, maybe a little better. ”