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French Open – In the shadow of the favorites: Zverev hopes for his real tennis

Alexander Zverev’s shape curve recently pointed up slightly. At the start of the French Open, he is already challenged on Sunday.

Alexander Zverev knows exactly what he is talking about when he says: “It takes a lot more to win a Grand Slam tournament than just play tennis.” Year after year, he started in Melbourne, Paris, London and New York – so far always in vain. So why should an upstart like the Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz in Roland Garros, of all things?

Zverev disturbs the fact that the sensational teenager is suddenly declared a top favorite for the climax of the sandplace season. This was also reported by his brother Mischa. The old masters Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic at the top of the bookmakers’ notes – the extremely ambitious Zverev still likes this. But Alcaraz? “No!” Not the one.

“It was so according to the motto: ‘I don’t put up with that. Now my time has come, now I want to win, and I want to become the favorite and prove it to everyone,” said Mischa at eurosport. Only with despite Sascha Zverev will hardly bring it to the Grand Slam winner. He has to increase in Paris because his season has been disappointing so far.

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The shape curve is pointing up, with the semi -finals in Monte Carlo and Rome and the final in Madrid, Zverev can live, but a title has not yet jumped out in 2022 – and that is “a bit disappointing”, as he was two days admitted before the beginning of the French Open. He will finally show his “real tennis”, Zverev hopes in Paris, where he will meet the Austrian qualifier Sebastian Ofner in the first round on Sunday.

Alexander Zverev wants to show his “real” tennis

Zverev will have to show his “real” tennis in a possible quarter -finals against young star Alcaraz at the latest, against whom he had been invalidated in the final of Madrid. However, the title would still be far away: also in half of the tableau – and thus possible hurdles in the semi -finals – are Nadal and Djokovic, for Zverev anyway the hottest candidates.

“It’s funny,” said Zverev, after watching the last struck Nadal during training. In his clay court Roland Garros, where Nadal has triumphed unique triumph 13 times, his forehand is “suddenly 20 miles faster and he moves more easily. There is something in this place that makes it 30 percent better.”

Djokovic, in turn, finds back to his shape, said Zverev about the Serbs. “He gets better on sand day to day and he played fantastically in Rome.” And then in the other half of the tableau, the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, which is not part of Zverev’s favorite opponents on sand. In short: The Olympic champion is only an outsider in the fight for the Coupe de Mousquetaires.

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But that’s exactly what he sees a chance. Majors sometimes prevented his own expectations from calling up his best performance. The triumph at a Grand Slam tournament is “the ultimate goal”, the pressure accordingly high, said Zverev and immediately passed it on to the next generation. It is “interesting to watch” how Carlos Alcaraz “will handle it”.

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ATP-Masters Madrid, Finale: Alcaraz vs. Zverev today in the live ticker

In the finale of the ATP Masters in Madrid, Alexander Zverev is dealing with Carlos Alcaraz today. Here you can track the match in the live ticker.

After his semi -final victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev had to go against young star Carlos Alcaraz at the Madrid Open in the final. Alcaraz ticks the duel live for you.

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ATP-Masters Madrid, Finale: Alcaraz vs. Zverev today in LIVETICKER

Before the start : Even if Zverev has a clear lead over his 19-year-old opponent Alcaraz, the German does not go into the match as a favorite today. On his way to the final, Alcaraz has bowled some top-class players out of the tournament, including his compatriot Rafael Nadal and then the world rankings Novak Djokovic.

Before the start: The endgame of the ATP Masters rises in the Caja Magica in the Spanish capital, off we start at 6.30 p.m.

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ATP-Masters Madrid, Finale: Alcaraz vs. Zverev today on TV and Livestream

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If you want to see the final of the ATP Masters live and in color, your point of contact is called Sky Sport 2 (HD). Half an hour before the start of the match, i.e. at 6 p.m. shown entire duel.

If you already have a sky -abo, you can of course also see the final online, namely via SKYGO. If not, you can also simply book the sky ticket.

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ATP -Masters Madrid, Finale: Alcaraz vs. Zverev – the past winners

Year winner
2021

A. Zverev

2019 |

N. Djokovic

2018 |

A. Zverev

2017 |

R. Nadal

2016 |

N. Djokovic

2015 |

A. Murray

2014 |

R. Nadal

2013 |

R. Nadal

2012 |

R. Federer

2011 |

N. Djokovic