Alexander Zverev continued his remarkable run at US Open 2021, as he defeated the Italian, Jannik Sinner in straight sets in the fourth round. The German asserted his authority right since the start, and gave his opponent no room for any comeback.
Alexander Zverev was pushed to a tiebreaker in the fourth set, which he managed to win by the smallest of margins. The fourth seed extends his unbeaten run to 15 matches, and remains on course to claim his maiden Grandslam title at Flushing Meadows.
The unbeaten run for the talented German started at the Tokyo Olympics, where he clinched the gold medal, defeating some of the world’s best. He defeated the top seed, Novak Djokovic in three sets in the semifinals, coming back from a set down to produce a commendable comeback.
Alexander Zverev credits recent performances to victory at Tokyo Olympics
Alexander Zverev stated that his impressive performances in the past few weeks, can be traced back to his incredible victory over Novak Djokovic at Tokyo Olympics. Despite having the lost first, the German produced two sets of quality tennis to storm into the finals.
“The win over Novak at the Olympics gave me a lot, because I was down and out from the match. Coming back against the World No. 1 the way I did. I’m hoping to use it and continue using it here,” said Zverev.
Alexander Zverev will face the South African, Lloyd Harris in the quarterfinals. Harris defeated the home favorite, Reilly Opelka in four sets in the fourth round encounter. The German believes that it will be tough encounter, as the unseeded South African has been serving well at US Open 2021.
“He’s playing incredible and he’s also serving incredible. In Cincinnati I was struggling a lot to return his serve in the first set. It’s going be a tough one, definitely,” said Zverev.
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