Alcaraz expels the Germans
Zverev loses without being on the court
November 17, 2023, 4:07 p.m
Alexander Zverev will only compete in the evening to reach the semi-finals of the ATP Finals in Turin. But even before his match against Andrei Roblo, the German No. 1 was eliminated from tennis. Young star Carlos Alcaraz is to blame for not giving Daniil Medvedev a chance.
Tennis professional Alexander Zverev no longer has a chance to reach the semifinals of the ATP Finals. Because Wimbledon winner Carlos Alcaraz from Spain won 6:4, 6:4 in Turin on Friday over Russian Daniil Medvedev, who has already qualified for the semi-finals, which is Zverev’s last group match of the evening (8.30pm / Sky) against Russian Andrey. The ruble is irrelevant.
Instead, Alcaraz secured his place in the semi-finals. As for the other group, Italian Jannik Sinner and Serbian world number one Novak Djokovic qualified for the semi-finals, which will be held next Saturday. Alcaraz will face six-time defending champion Djokovic in the new version of the Wimbledon final on Saturday, while Medvedev will face the Italian local champion.
Zverev has struggled in the past
Zverev was already struggling with his situation before the final group matches. “I am now in a disadvantageous position. You never want that, you always want to have everything in your hands,” Zverev said, referring to dependence on Medvedev.
However, Zverev did not want to blame the Russian for the initial situation and elimination. “If I can’t achieve it, I can’t blame anyone. Then it was only my fault,” Zverev said after his defeat to Medvedev on Wednesday, in which he missed some good chances. The first group. Hamburger won the prestigious season finale in 2018 and 2021. In Turin, he initially caused a stir with a first-match win over Alcaraz, but followed up with a two-set defeat to the Russian.
Zverev will now go on vacation after the match against Rublev. After a charity event on Monday, the Maldives Olympic champion wants to recharge his batteries for the new season, which for him begins at the turn of the year at the United Cup in Australia. Zverev will compete there with Angelique Kerber, who wants to return after maternity leave in Sydney.
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