World No. 6 and the 4th seeded Alexander Zverev from Germany defeats France’s Jeremy Chardy to make it to the semi-finals of the Men’s Singles at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Zverev needed just 66 minutes to wrap up the match 6-4, 6-1 against a surprise quarter-finalist Chardy.
Zverev gave one of his finest performances of his week in the Olympics as he registered yet another straight-set victory. Zverev hit 11 aces and committed a solitary double fault while Chardy had 4 aces and 3 double faults. Zverev did not concede a single break-point opportunity in the entire match while winning the 4/12 break-points he had created for himself.
Zverev was clinical in the errors as well, making 16 forced and 8 unforced errors while Chardy had 18 forced and 17 unforced errors during the match. Zverev did not move much towards the net, going for only 8 points of which he won 5. Alexander wrapped up the match with 61 points while Chardy could manage only 39.
Alexander Zverev the only German in the semi-finals of tennis events at the Olympics 2020
Zverev was also part of the Men’s Doubles team with Jan-Lennard Struff but the pair was defeated by Americans Tennys Sandgren and Austin Krajicek in the quarter-finals. The German Mixed Doubles team of Laura Siegemund and Kevin Krawietz are scheduled to play in their quarter-final clash against Serbians Novak Djokovic and Nina Stojanovic.
Zverev stands a good chance to become just the fourth German man to win an Olympic medal provided he progresses into the finals or wins the Bronze Medal match. Nevertheless, the 25-year old has surely enjoyed a great run at his debut Olympic Games making it to the final stages of both the events he participated in.
Alexander will now be up against World No. 1 and the top-seeded Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals in what will be their 9th career meeting and 3rd meeting of the year, last clashing in the quarter-finals of the 2021 Australian Open where the Serbian won on his way to his 9th Australian Open title.