Zverev knocks out Tsiner in 4hr 41min battle…sets up quarterfinal clash with Alcaraz
Alexander Zverev (12th-Germany) advanced to the quarterfinals of the US Open with a 3-2 (6-4, 3-6, 6-2, 4-6 6-3) full-set victory over top-seeded Yannick Tsigner (6th-Italy).스포츠토토
Zverev survived a grueling four-hour, 41-minute battle in the men’s round of 16 at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City on Friday. Zverev, who reached the quarterfinals of his 10th career major, will play defending champion Carlos Alcaraz (No. 1-Spain) for a spot in the last four.
Zverev holds a slight 3-2 head-to-head lead over Alcaraz. In their only other meeting at a Grand Slam event, last year’s French Open quarterfinals, Zverev won 3-1. However, this year’s Madrid Open is a back-and-forth affair, with Zverev going 0-2.
This tournament is being played in the sweltering heat of New York, and many players are struggling with their fitness. Saina suffered from leg cramps midway through the second set. In the third set, it got so bad that Zverev came over to check on him. After receiving two medical treatments, Saina felt better in the fourth and fifth sets and was able to produce one of the best matches of the tournament.
Zverev, who severely injured his ankle during the Roland Garros semifinals last year and missed the second half of the year, proved that he is fully recovered from the injury.
“I guess you can say I’m back, this is what I live for, this is what I really love,” Zverev said in his post-match interview on court.
“I wish I could have played a little bit shorter, but to be honest, I think this is one of the best moments of my career, after coming back, after everything I’ve been through, I’m looking forward to the future.”
Zverev, a 2020 US Open finalist, earned his second win in 15 matches against a top-10 player at a major. He continued his dominance against Thiem, improving his head-to-head record to 4-1.