After defeating Grigor Dimitrov at the French Open, Alexander Zverev moves on to the quarterfinals.
During the fourth round match of the “French Open” on June 06, Alexander Zverev, a play from Germany, defeated Bulgarian Player Grigor Dimitrov and secures his position in the quarterfinal, where Tomas Martin Etcheverry will challenge Alexander Zverev.
The 26-year-old native of Hamburg, Germany, defeated Grigor Dimitrov by scores of 6-1, 6-4, and 6-3.
As a result of defeating the Bulgarian, Alexander Zverev, the 22nd seed, advanced to his fifth quarterfinal at Roland-Garros and ninth overall in his career at a Grand Slam.
In the opening set, Alexander Zverev dominated. Grigor Dimitrov struggled against his advancing strokes. The 32-year-old Grigor Dimitrov only won one game in the opening set. 6-1 was the final score after the opening stanza. Even though Grigor Dimitrov improved in the second set and fought Zverev valiantly, he was unable to defeat him. With continued attacking play and momentum, Alexander Zverev was able to take the second set as well. The final score was 6-4 at the end of the second quarter.
Alexander Zverev quickly built a commanding lead in the third set and quickly reached 3-0. The match appeared to be over in the final set, but Grigor Dimitrov fought back and didn’t allow it to be. He was able to win three games in the third set, but the German proved to be too strong. 6-3 was the final score at the end of the third quarter.
“It’s unbelievable that I am able to play the way I’m performing right now,” Alexander Zverev stated following the match. This is wonderful for me to be returning to a quarterfinal at Roland-Garros. According to Roland Garros’ official website, he believes there will be more to come since, now that I’m here, I don’t intend to return.
He concluded by saying, “They put me in the appropriate frame of mind. My rehabilitation took six months, during which time I was unable to walk or play tennis. It’s amazing to be back at this level.”