REVEALED! Alexander Zverev’s Path to Claim his First US Open title

Alexander Zverev is set to play at the US Open after winning Cincinnati Master. Let us look at Zverev's path in US Open, 2021

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Alexander Zverev

Alexander Zverev is in tremendous form and will be playing at US Open 2021 after clinching the title at Cincinnati Masters. He had beaten Russian, Andrey Rublev in straight sets with the score line of 6-2, 6-3.

Zverev was a gold medalist in men’s singles at the Tokyo Olympics this year. He had beaten the favorite and the top seed, Novak Djokovic in the semi finals of the tournament. The German made a tremendous comeback from being a set and a break down to win the match. The score line of the match was 1-6, 6-3, 6-1. After winning against the Serbian, world number 5 made short work of Pablo Carreno Busta in the finals as he had beaten the Spaniard with the score line of 6-3, 6-3.

Zverev has performed extremely well in the ATP events but unfortunately, he is not able to replicate the same success when he plays in a grand slam. Many people think that the world number 4 has a tendency to “choke” at pressure situations at the mega events but the win against Djokovic at the Olympics should give him some confidence ahead of the US Open.

The German had reached his maiden grand slam final in the US Open 2020 after going down to Dominic Thiem in a 5 set thriller with the score line of 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6. Zverev’s precise and powerful backhands are his main strength as sometimes the opponents are taken off guard. He is on a 11 match winning streak and therefore it will be interesting to see how far he can go here in New York.

Tough Road Ahead For Zverev

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Alexander Zverev

Alexander Zverev is seeded 4th in the US Open and has a tough road ahead of himself. He will play world number 77 and local hope, Sam Querrey in the first round. In the second round, the German is most likely to clash with either former world number 10, Lucas Pouille or world number 48, Albert Ramos Vanillas.

In the 3rd round, Zverev is most likely to set up a clash with in form Alexander Bublik. The German is likely to clash with either rising star, Jannik Sinner or the veteran and a perfect entertainer, Gael Monfils in the fourth round of the US Open 2021.

If the Olympic gold medalist manages to cross the hurdles, then he is most likely to play either against the Olympic Bronze medalist, Pablo Careno Busta or current world number 10, Denis Shapovalov in the quarters. The potential semi final fixture for Zverev would be either against Wimbledon Runner up, Matteo Berrettini or 20 time grand slam champion, Novak Djokovic. The second half of the draw is filled with champion players and therefore Zverev could meet any of 2021 Australian Open finalist, Daniil MedvedevFrench Open 2021 finalist, Stefanos Tsitsipas and in form world number 7, Andrey Rublev.

Zverev’s path to US Open title:

  • 1R: Sam Querrey
  • 2R: Lucas Pouille/Albert Ramos Vanillas
  • 3R: Alexander Bublik
  • 4R:  Jannik Sinner/ Gael Monfils
  • QF: Denis Shapovalov/ Pablo Carreno Busta
  • SF: Novak Djokovic/ Matteo Berrettini
  • F: Daniil Medvedev/ Stefanos Tsitsipas/ Andrey Rublev

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