“Doesn’t Satisfy Me”: Alexander Zverev Reacts After Reaching Maiden French Open Semifinals

Published 06/08/2021, 3:11 PM EDT


World No.6 Alexander Zverev secured his place in the semi-finals of the French Open 2021. Facing Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in the quarters of the Grand Slam, Zverev gave absolutely no chance to his opponent to bounce back. He thrashed the Spaniard in straight sets with a comfortable 6-4, 6-1, 6-1 win.

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This marks the first time Zverev has reached the semi-finals of the French Open 2021. With his current form, can he challenge Rafael Nadal for the title? Buit before he can even think about that, he will have to get past either face Stefanos Tsitsipas or Daniil Medvedev in the semi-finals.

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 6, 2021. Germany’s Alexander Zverev reacts during his fourth-round match against Japan’s Kei Nishikori REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

In the post-match interview, Zverev admitted that even though he is in the semi-finals now, he is not content. He also mentioned that he hopes that he’ll play much better in the semi-finals of the French Open 2021.

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“It’s very nice being in the semi-final, but just being here doesn’t satisfy me. I hope I can continue to play the same, maybe even better in the semi-finals,” said Zverev in the interview.

It is just the right start for Zverev and he’ll like to take it forward from here. He has already won the Mutua Madrid Open 2021 and will definitely be a strong opponent to beat for anyone in the semi-finals.

“At the beginning, I don’t think I played that well”- Alexander Zverev

Undoubtedly, Zverev dominated the entire match against Fokina. However, he stated that he was not up to the mark at the beginning of the match and made some errors. Sascha also appreciated his opponent Fokina and highlighted that he has improved a lot as a player.

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Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 6, 2021. Germany’s Alexander Zverev in action during his fourth-round match against Japan’s Kei Nishikori REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

“After the first set, my baseline game improved a lot and I started to dominate the points. At the beginning, I don’t think I played that well. [Davidovich Fokina] has improved a lot over the past 18 months and has climbed up the [FedEx ATP Rankings]. I think I will play him a lot in the future,” added the World No.6 player.

Fans surely have huge expectations from Alexander Zverev and want him to deliver at Roland Garros 2021. Will the German be able to win his maiden Grand Slam title in pairs this year?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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