“I picked up my level,” Alexander Zverev satisfied with his comprehensive win over Stan Wawrinka in the Davis Cup 

Alexander Zverev defeated the Swiss in straight sets in the ongoing Davis Cup.

“I picked up my level,” Alexander Zverev satisfied with his comprehensive win over Stan Wawrinka in the Davis Cup 

Alexander Zverev, Stan Wawrinka

German World No. 14 Alexander Zverev is making a steady advance after his recovery from the injury suffered in the last season. Representing his country in the ongoing Davis Cup, he defeated Swiss star Stan Wawrinka 6-4 6-1. The win also marks his return after getting acquitted in the domestic abuse case involving his former girlfriend. 

Zverev did not make any mistakes against the three-time Grand Slam champion and 2014 Davis Cup winner Wawrinka. After winning the first set, Zverev dominated the second set also, to complete a straight-set win in style. After the result, Germany and Switzerland are tied with one win apiece after the opening day.

“Obviously, I’m very happy with my game. I think that was the best match since my injury. It’s going in a positive way and I hope I can continue progressing,” Zverev said, according to the Davis Cup website. “I think I played a lot more aggressively and maybe Stan’s spirit went down a little bit, but in the end, I picked up my level and I’m very happy with that,” Zverev added.

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Zverev is on a comeback trail after injury and domestic abuse case acquittal 

Alexander Zverev suffered an injury during 2022 French Open

The 25-year-old Zverev was embroiled in a domestic abuse case filed by his ex-girlfriend Olga Sharypova. He was charged accused of being emotionally and physically abusive during their relationship. But, in a major relief, the 2022 US Open finalist was acquitted by the ATP on account of inadequate evidence.

 “Based on a lack of reliable evidence and eyewitness reports, in addition to conflicting statements by Sharapova, Zverev, and other interviewees, the investigation was unable to substantiate the allegations of abuse, or determine that violations of ATP’s on-site offenses or player major offenses rules took place,” ATP said in a statement. 

Just a couple of years back Zverev was one of the most promising players on the tour to fill in the shoes of the ‘Big Three’. He was in tremendous form last year reaching the 2nd spot in the rankings. But the injury suffered during the 2022 French Open forced him to sit out. Now a fit Zverev’s biggest goal will be to make up for the lost time this season. 

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