No.4 seed Alexander Zverev stormed into the third round of the US Open 2021 following two consecutive straight-sets victories at the Arthur Ashe Stadium.
In the first round, the 24-year-old German powered past American Sam Querrey in straight sets(6-4, 7-5, 6-2). World No.4 sent Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas packing without dropping a single set (6-1, 6-0, 6-3) to confirm his third round spot for the fourth consecutive time in Flushing Meadows.
“My serve is kind of the key to my game. When it’s working, I’m playing great. When it’s not, I’m losing matches as I did at Wimbledon… It’s no secret that my serve is probably the most important shot in my game, and I’m happy with how it’s working… The matches are not going to get easier, and I will need that to be my weapon,” Zverev said in the post-match interview.
“I think it was always a problem of mine at the beginning of my career that I always spent a lot of hours, a lot of time at the beginning of Grand Slam tournaments. So it’s nice to have kind of two matches… winning (them) in straight sets.”
“It Was Important For Me To Go To Cincinnati”: Alexander Zverev
German sided World No.1 and title favourite Novak Djokovic on the road to claim his career-best title, the Gold Medal, at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
Subsequently, Zverev clinched his fifth Masters crown at the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati, where he did not win a single match in the previous appearances.Embed from Getty Images
Alexander Zverev continued, “The process started at the Olympics for me, and the match against Novak. That kind of started it off because I was down badly, and I managed to win with great tennis.
“It was very important for me to kind of back it up in Cincinnati because a lot of the times players that for the first time in their career win something really big like a Grand Slam title or a gold medal, they do tend to go downhill a little bit. So it was important for me to go to Cincinnati, to a place where I have never won a match before this year, and have a great tournament,” German added.
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