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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After the final in Madrid, Alexander Zverev is also in the semi -finals in Rome. The big opponents only come. The constitution of the sandplace king Rafael Nadal meanwhile raises a few days before the French Open questions.

After the third two -set victory within three days, Alexander Zverev had only one question: “When can I go back to the Center Court?” The second, temporary place in the Rome Foro Italico did not like the tennis Olympic champion at all. The underground is really “bad”, the numerous place errors could “frustrate quite a bit,” said Zverev.

The fact that the frustration was limited, the racket was not flew over the sand this time, was due to the next increase in performance of the 25-year-old Hamburg. The 7: 5, 6: 2 against the Chilean ash specialist Cristian Garin, “a very good opponent”, as Zverev later explained, was another step forward towards the French Open (from May 22nd), the great goal of the German.

“It may not always be the most beautiful tennis,” he said, “but I did my job.” That is the most important thing. Without loss of sets, Zverev, Champion from 2017, reached the semi -finals, its third at the third clay court masters of the season. But that’s not enough for him. Only the first title of the year would give Zverev additional momentum for Paris.

Because he has to conquer the greats of his guild, stronger opponents than the clay court ravish Sebastian Baez and Garin or the nimble Australian Alex de Minaur. In the semifinals, either in Monte Carlo (defeat) and Madrid (victory) of the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas or the Italian Jannik Sinner. In the final possibly the recovered Serb Novak Djokovic.#

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Only one who is never really missing when it gets serious when it comes to sand: Rafael Nadal, ten-time winner in Rome, 13-time champion in Roland Garros, Grand Slam record winner. The Spaniard flew not only from the tournament late Thursday evening, his foot injury, which had him limp against the Canadian Denis Shapovalov, raises questions.

“I’m not hurt, I’m a player who lives with an injury,” said Nadal defiantly. Sometimes he doesn’t notice anything, but sometimes the foot hurts “like crazy”. Nadal had brought the pain around the second half of the year last season, almost sensational, he got the 21st major title after his comeback in Australia, but the foot remains its problem area.

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Can he defend his kingdom in the Stade Roland Garros against young, carefree attackers such as Zverev, Tsitsipas or his spectacular compatriot Carlos Alcaraz? Can he prevent Djokovic from catching up to him in the eternal Grand Slam ranking? “What will be in the next few days? I don’t know,” said Nadal in Rome. And in a week? “I really can’t say it!”

Zverev quickly through, Djokovic without a fight, Nadal trembles

Olympic champion Alexander Zverev has reached the quarter-finals at the ATP Masters tournament in Madrid and benefited from his opponent’s injury problems. The Italian qualification Lorenzo Musetti gave up on Thursday after only 39 minutes and at 6: 3, 1-0 for Zverev. The 25 -year -old defending champion now meets Felix Auger -Aliasseime in the round of the best eight, who clearly cleared Jannik Sinner from Italy – 6: 1, 6: 2 for the Canadian.

At the start of the sandplace event endowed with 6.74 million euros, Zverev still had a few trouble at 4: 6, 6: 4, 6: 4 against the Croatian Marin Cilic on Wednesday. Against the 20 -year -old Musetti, who surprisingly reached the round of 16, things went much faster. In the first sentence, Zverev took the surcharge twice, after a service game that was obtained zero at the beginning of the second round, the world ranking third was already congratulating Musettis. Zverev immediately indicated his coach Sergi Bruguera that he wanted to take a training session.

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Murray cannot compete with the tennis classic

Andy Murray was previously unable to run the tennis classic against Novak Djokovic at the Masters 1000 tournament in Madrid because of an illness. This was announced by the organizers of the sandplace event on Thursday shortly before the planned round of 16 between the British and the Serbs. This means that Djokovic is in the quarter -finals without a fight. The world ranking lists gets to do with the Poland Hubert Hurkacz, who defeated Djokovi’s compatriot Dusan Lajovic 7: 5, 6: 3.

Andrey Rublev (7: 6, 7: 5 against Daniel Evans) and Stefanos Tsitsipas (6: 3, 6: 4 against Grigor Dimitrov) – both meet in the next round.

Surprisingly, local hero Rafael Nadal was surprisingly difficult at his quarter -finals. The 21-time Grand Slam tournament winner from Spain won against David Goffin from Belgium 6: 3, 5: 7 and 7: 6 (11: 9).

ZVEREV criticizes decision of the Wimbledon

Olympic champion Alexander Zverev has reacted with incomprehension to the exclusion of Russian and Belarusian professionals from the Tennis Tournament in Wimbledon.

He see “No reason why they should not play in the Wimbledon,” said the 25-year-old on Friday in Munich, where he is set to number one at the local ATP tournament in the coming week.

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Zverev stressed that he consider it “absolutely correct” when national teams should not attend the competitions about the Davis Cup or in football. “That’s something against Russia, I can understand that. I think we all are against the war, and what happens in Ukraine is inhumane, that is not allowed to happen.”

The Decision of the Independent All England Club as the organizer of the world’s most important tournament also concerns Zverev’s narrow Russian friend Andrej Rublev, who designated the exclusion as “complete discrimination”. “I talked to Andrej,” Zverev said, emphasizing, the world’s ranking had already positioned himself against the Russian attack war.

Rublev be “ready to compromise, he is also ready to help Ukraine, he is ready to tackle against the war, he is ready to send his prize money to Ukraine,” Zverev said. Therefore, he does not believe that it was correct to exclude single players such as Rublev or the Russian World Slip Listed Daniil Medvedev “General”.

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Rublev said on the edge of the tournament in Belgrade and after talks with the organizers in Wimbledon, in his position “and with all the pressure I have,” he could not give proper answers. An exclusion of Russian and Belarusian professionals make sense for him, if it only minimizes something at war: “But it will not change anything.”

Indian Wells: Alexander Zverev fails early

TennisProfi Alexander Zverev has experienced the next heart disappointment in a so far anything but happy season for him. Only the early from the Australian Open, then his outraster and the following disqualification in Acapulco / Mexico, now the defeat in his first match at the prestigious Master of Indian Wells.

ZVEREV, set to number three, lost the tournament doped with $ 8.6 million to the American Tommy Paul with 2: 6, 6: 4 and 6: 7 (2: 7). The 24-year-old had already led 5: 2 in the third sentence. In the first round Zverev, who had recently collected self-confidence in Davis Cup, benefited from a freil.

ZVEREV plays for the time being for the time being for the time being. The world champion and Olympic champion was convicted by ATP to $ 25,000 (23,020 euros) penalty and a eight-week lock. However, both only attacks, ZVEREV will be exploited again within one year.

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Angelique Kerber, on the other hand, has reached the secondary finals at the Masters in Indian Wells. The former number one of the world rankings defeated Darja Kassatkina 6: 2, 6: 1.

ZVEREV outraster: Serena Williams criticized to mild punishment

Serena Williams feels the punishment, which Alexander Zverev had received after his outraster in Acapulco, as too mild. In the interview with cnn she said, “Definitely with two-way measured. If I had done that, I would probably land in prison.”

At the ATP tournament about two weeks ago, ZVEREV had smashed his racket on the chair of the referee, almost hit the foot of the referee, and referred to as “damned idiots”. The Olympic champion was then excluded from the tournament and had to pay a fine – an ATP also reserves another punishment.

This is too little for Williams. “You can recognize the double morale, if you see other things on the tour. Then you ask yourself, what would happen if I had done that?” Said the 23-color Grand Slam winner. She himself had a line-judge verbally attacked in 2009 at the US Open: “With God, I swear that I push you one of these damned balls in the neck. I swear it.” Then she played two years on probation.

In the US Open Final 2018 against Naomi Osaka, Serena had also provided headlines for headlines: After a coaching violation she had referred to the then chair referee, among other things as a “liar” and “thief”.

To a career end, the younger ones of the two Williams sisters do not think of their now 40 years. “I still love tennis, I still train.” The 24 Grand Slam titles of the Australian Margaret Court still did not abandon them. Her last tournament is almost a three-year year: In Wimbledon she had to give up in the first round.

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ZVEREV is currently playing for the German Davis Cup team in Brazil. In the qualification he was fair to his clear favorite role and won against Brazil’s number two Thiago Seyboth wildly with 6: 4 and 6: 2.

ZVEREV motivated as never ripping ass for the Grand Slam

After his victory at the ATP Finals, Alexander Zeal says goodbye to the holidays with two major goals: he wants to get the first Grand Slam title 2022 and become the number one in the world.

Under palm trees on the snow-white beach and crystal clear water to lay only on the lazy skin, the stand Alexander Zeal not in mind. Of course, he wanted to do a lot of nonsense with his friends on vacation in the Maldives and relax — but after his triumph at the ATP Finals the Olympic champion also rose in the plane with a lot of energy in Milan. I think as soon as we arrive, we will start to train, Zeal announced.

This perfect conclusion of an already outstanding season with the gold medal in Tokyo and two Masters titles made you want more. Therefore, the 24-year-old on Monday had the swimming trunks on the way to paradise as well as the great goals for the new year: Zeal wants to celebrate his first Grand Slam victory 2022 — and directly as the second German to Boris Becker the number one become the world.

They are the only two gaps that the hamburger still has in his already impressive title collection. Especially the victory on one of the four most important tennis stages of the world, VERY has long been hunting for a long time, and according to the title at the final tournament of the annual best professionals, he is closer to this goal than ever. I can only say one thing: Ill do anything for it, Zeal explained, I will put so much work as possible and tear my ass to do that.

The two fulminant victories in Turin about industry prime Novak Djokovic and then in the final against Daniel Mercedes, the numbers one and two in the world, Zeal have given a huge boost. Im so motivated as never for the next year, he said at the Sky microphone: I want to achieve a lot.

Zeal wants to push Djokovic from the throne

Especially in the fight for the top position in the ranking, VERY, which also has the best chances of award as Germanys athletes of the year, expects a hot fight next year. I think the goal has Novak, the goal has Mercedes, and I have the goal of course too. Thats clear, said Zeal: But you have to say: Novak was dominant this year, he has three Grand Slams won.

However, in the coming year, the generation will be sending around Zeal, Mercedes (25) or Stefano Tsitsihar (23) to find the Serbian Top star finally from the throne. The fact that Zeal is ripe for the very big litter also believe his two worst adversaries.

Hes a great player who is able to beat everyone, said US Open Champion Mercedes, who was amazingly open to the dominant 6: 4, 6: 4 of the German top priority in the final: He can on everyone Case win a Grand Slam. Major record champion Djokovic also praised Zeal as a fantastic tennis player and was sure: He will soon be a Grand Slam Champion.

But first for VERY on vacation, the recovery is in the foreground after a long and powerful season. Extremely many friends come with, we all travel together, he told, We will have a lot of fun, I think. But at the latest after five, six days he will start in the Maldives with the preparation: We do not have a lot of time. The big goals are already waiting.

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Daniel Sergeyevich Mercedes (Russian: Дании́л Серге́евич Медве́дев; birthed 11 February 1996) is a Russian professional tennis player. He is presently ranked by the Organization of Tennis Professionals (ATP) as world No. 2, which is his career-high singles ranking first accomplished on 15 March 2021. He has actually won thirteen ATP Excursions singles titles, consisting of the 2021 United States Open as well as the 2020 ATP Finals. With the latter win, Mercedes came to be the initial as well as only player to beat the leading 3 rated players worldwide en path to the year-end championship title. Mercedes was likewise the runner-up at the 2019 US Open and also the 2021 Australian Open.
Mercedes made his ATP main draw launching at the increases event of the 2015 Kremlin Cup. In 2016, Mercedes won his very first singles match at the 2016 Ricoh Open. In the next year, he took part in a Major for the very first time at Wimbledon, where he beat world No. 3 Stan Katrina. In 2018, Mercedes won his first ATP titles at Sydney and also Winston-Salem, and also his first ATP 500 title in Tokyo. He achieved a breakthrough in 2019, making his top 10 launching at Wimbledon as well as reaching six consecutive event finals, consisting of the United States Open final. Mercedes is just one of just 2 energetic players beyond the Big Four with 4 Masters 1000 titles (the various other one being Alexander Zeal).
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End game time at the ATP finals! Today it goes between Alexander Zeal and Daniel Mercedes to the point. Whether the German crowns for the second time after 2018 to the Champion, you can follow here with our live ticker.

For the second time, Alexander Zeal and Daniel Mercedes meet at the ATP finals 2021, this time it goes in the final to the title. If you choose the match, you will learn here in our Linebacker.

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Alexander Zeal vs. Daniel Mercedes: Finale at the ATP finals today in the live ticker — before starting

Before starting: At the first meeting of the two in the group stage Zeal underplayed his todays final opponent in three sentences, yet he should go to the match today with a broad breast. In the semifinals, the German defeated the number one of the world rankings, Novak Djokovic, with 7: 6 (7: 4), 4: 6, 6: 3. However, Mercedes is the fear opponent of the German, he has decided the last five duels for themselves.

Before starting: is played today in the Center Court of the Paley Ali tour in the Italian Turin, starting at 5 pm.

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Alexander Zeal vs. Daniel Mercedes: Finale at the ATP finals today on TV and Livestream

The exclusive transmission rights to the ATP finals has this year SKY, The pay-TV transmitter will be the only one the final part between zeal and Mercedes show live and full length. The whole thing is shown on SKY Sport 2 (HD) from 16.45 clock, the team consists of commentators Marcel Manet and Paul houses and the expert Patrick bold.

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Alexander Zeal vs. Daniel Mercedes: The two players in the Head-to-head comparison

Year | Tournament | Round | Winner | Result

2021 | Nitro ATP Finals | Group phase | Daniel Mercedes |

6: 3, 6: 7 (3: 7), 7: 6 (8: 6)

2021 | ATP Masters 1000 Paris | Semifinals | Daniel Mercedes |

6: 2, 6: 2

2021 | ATP Cup Australia | Semifinals | Daniel Mercedes |

3: 6, 6: 3, 7: 5

2020 | Nitro ATP Finals | Group phase | Daniel Mercedes |

6: 3, 6: 4

2020 | ATP Masters 1000 Paris | Final | Daniel Mercedes |

5: 7, 6: 4, 6: 1

2019 | Nitro ATP Finals | Group phase | Alexander Zeal |

6: 4, 7: 6 (7: 4)

2019 | ATP Masters 1000 Shanghai | Final | Daniel Mercedes |

6: 4, 6: 1

2018 | ATP Masters 1000 Canada | Eachelfinale | Alexander Zeal |

6: 3, 6: 2

2018 | ATP Masters 1000 Miami | Round of the last 64 | Alexander Zeal |

6: 4, 1: 6, 7: 6 (7: 5)

2017 | Washington | Quarterfinals | Alexander Zeal |

6: 2, 6: 4

2016 | St. Petersburg | Eachelfinale | Alexander Zeal |

6: 3, 7: 5

So the FC Bayern plans with Alexander Nubel

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Obtaining its first successes in the Bavarian Championships, the club quickly wins in notoriety and wins its first national title in 1932. Denounced by the Nazi regime as Jewish club , its development is slowed until the end of the Second World War. Subsequently founding member of the South Oberliga, the club stands out by winning the DFB-Pokal, the German Cup, in 1957 but does not qualify for the first professional championship. FC Bayern joins the Bundesliga in 1965 and is rapidly established in Cador of the Championship, including four titles between 1969 and 1973. Triple European Champion of Clubs between 1974 and 1976, the FCB then wins an international card confirmed by a title in intercontinental section in 1976.
Ten times champion of Germany between 1980 and 1999, winner of the UEFA Cup 1996 and three times finalist of C1 in 1982, in 1987 and in 1999, the club, then led by the former International Franz Beckenbauer confirms its dominant position on German and global football by completing an intercontinental champions-cup league in 2001. Author of a national triplet in 2008 where he wins the Liga-Pokal, the DFB-Pokal and the Bundesliga, FC Bayern is again noticeable By winning the Champions League, the UEFA supercap and the Club World Cup in 2013, from which the Club has accumulated nine consecutive titles of Germany champion, the last obtained in 2021. Bayern Munich also knows A great rivalry with Borussia Dortmund. The two clubs have met in a summit at the top: the final of the 2013 Champions League won 2-1 by the Bavarians.
In 2020, despite the confinement that took place from March until June, Bayern wins for the second time in its history the tripled Germany-Cup Champions Championship Championship. By engaging in the next season the supercropper of Germany 2020, the UEFA 2020 supercap and the FIFA 2020 World Cup, it equals the performance accomplished by FC Barcelona in 2009 by winning all titles. A club can win in a calendar year.

As FC Bayern continues in the gate on Manuel new, Alexander Nübel moved to AS Monaco in the summer of a lending. But how is it going for the former Schalker? About this topic, Nübel s consultant Stefan Backs spoke on Tuesday afternoon with the German record champion.

As reported picture , the player agent paid a visit to the FC Bayern. Accordingly, Backs had been spotted on Tuesday at 11:51 am at the Säbener Straße. Subsequently, the Nübel Advisor entered the Munich office. At 13:06 o clock backs left the building again.

But what was the occasion? It was a routine visit, I drank a coffee with Hasan Salihamidzic, Backs then explained to picture . However, it should be important for Nübel s athletic situation.

The 25-year-old is set in Monaco under coach Niko Kovac. After nubel at the beginning of the season tackled several times, the keeper was able to increase in recent weeks – which also noticed Kovac.

He is getting better, made some excellent parades, especially in the first half, Monaco Tribune recently cited the AS coach: He is in good shape and now has more and more self-confidence, what a goalkeeper and for The entire team is very important.

FC Bayern allegedly plans with Nübel

However, Nübel probably has to wait longer for his chance of FC Bayern. Finally, National Torwart Manuel new is under contract in Munich until 2023. A longer cooperation is quite possible.

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Thus, Nübel threatens, which is borrowed to AS Monaco until June 30, 2023, on his return to FC Bayern continue a place on the replacement bench.

But according to picture the record champion plans that nubel one day is to become number one.