Alexander Zverev has reached the semifinals for the first time in his career on the clay at Roland Garros. The German easily dealt with Alejandro Davidovich from Spain (6-4,6-1, 6-1) in the quarterfinals and is the first semifinalist in Paris.
The number six in the world had to find his rhythm in the first set. He handed in his service three times, but nevertheless won the set.
Davidovich, the number 46 in the world, had fallen to his knees in a five-setter Botic van de Zandschulp in the second round in Paris. Against Zverev, he tried everything to disrupt the length of his opponent’s strokes, but that only resulted in him making mistakes.
Zverev wants more
After an hour and three quarters of an hour, the one-sided duel was over and Zverev was able to celebrate his scoop. “Of course it is nice to be in the semi-finals, but I am not satisfied yet. I have been playing better and better and now we will see what will happen.”
The German already reached the semifinals at the Australian Open in 2020 and made it to the final of the US Open. He lost to Dominic Thiem from Austria.
Zverev’s opponent in the semifinals comes from the match between second-placed Russian Daniil Medvedev and number 5, Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas. They will compete against each other on Tuesday evening.