“Gonna Get Booed off the Court”: Alexander Zverev’s Cheeky Reply on Germany vs England EURO2020 Matchup

Published 06/29/2021, 12:56 PM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 29, 2021 Germany’s Alexander Zverev celebrates winning his first round match against Netherlands’ Tallon Griekspoor Pool via REUTERS/Edward Whitaker


The introduction of on-court interviews at Wimbledon Championships for the first time appeared to be working as some players are giving funny responses to cheer up the fans. After Andy Murray’s joyful on-court interview yesterday, it was the turn of Alexander Zverev to have his own share of fun.

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The German tennis star, who had a comfortable victory against Tallok Griekspoor in the first-round at SW19, was asked about his prediction for the EURO 2020 matchup between England and Germany.

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

A huge football fan himself, Zverev gave a cheeky reply stating that his response will not allow him to play at Wimbledon anymore.

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“Hope it goes to penalties” – Alexander Zverev reacts on Germany’s EURO2020 match against England

I’m gonna give you an answer where I’m gonna get booed off the court and I’m never gonna play here again. Yeah, I mean, I just hope it goes to penalties and we’ll see then“, Zverev said.

Ever since the US Open last year, Zverev has been a consistent performer at grand slams. But, the German wasn’t able to defeat a top-10 player at majors so far. Against Griekspoor, the German wasn’t troubled as he stuck to his strengths and dominated from the baseline.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 29, 2021 Germany’s Alexander Zverev in action during his first round match against Netherlands’ Tallon Griekspoor REUTERS/Paul Childs

However, the future rounds hold trouble for Zverev as he will have to face the likes of Taylor Fritz, Ugo Humbert, Matteo Berrettini, before reaching the semi-finals.

With the surprises Wimbledon showed on the first day, anything is possible in the coming few days. For Zverev to reach the second week, it’s essential to strike big on his first-serves.

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In his second-round matchup, Alexander Zverev is most likely to face Tennys Sandgren. The American is currently playing against Norbert Gombos in the first-round.

 

 

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Sagar Ashtakoula

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Sagar Ashtakoula is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He has been following the sport since 2007. Having developed an interest in creating content, he mixed his passion for writing with his love for tennis for 2 years at SportsKeeda before joining the tennis team at EssentiallySports.

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