After beating Alcaraz: Zverev in the French Open semi-finals

Status: 01.06.2022 01:35 AM

After defeating shooting star Carlos Alcaraz, Alexander Zverev reached the French Open semi-finals like last year. The contender there is Rafael Nadal who won a high-profile match against Novak Djokovic. Martina Trevisan and Cory “Coco” Gauff have reached the semi-finals of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time.

Zverev defeated the exceptional Spanish talent 6:4, 6:4, 4:6, 7:6 (9:7) with a stunning and terrifying performance and, like last year, reached the semi-finals in Paris. Zverev, who converted his second match point after 3:18 hours, showed his best performance of the year in a thrilling quarter-final match at the highest level and also ended a grueling streak.

Zverev said: “I knew I had to show my best in tennis right from the start. I’m glad I was able to do it. I hope to win this tournament before it starts, so much. He is an incredible player.”

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For the first time at the 12th attempt, Zverev beat the top ten players in a Grand Slam tournament, and after beating Alcaraz, the previously undefeated 14 times in a row, he can fight with a wide chest to make his second appearance in the championship. pioneer.

Zverev started out very focused on Court Philippe Chatrier and was indistinguishable from the poor performance against Alcaraz compatriot Bernabé Zapata Miralles in the Round of 16. Zverev acted more aggressively than in previous matches and did not let Alcaraz play his usual dominant game.

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In the fourth set, Alcaraz, who was now increasing, tried several times to pull the momentum to his side. But Zverev fought back and made the break 5:4 this time. But that wasn’t enough to win at first because Alcaraz was able to re-break the break. The decision had to be made in the tiebreak, with Zverev making a set-piece save to make the win perfect shortly thereafter.

Semi-final against Nadal

Third in the world rankings, Rafael Nadal, the record-holder in the Grand Slam of Spain, will now meet in a duel for a final ticket. Nadal won the quarter-final against his eternal opponent Novak Djokovic 6:2, 4:6, 6:2, 7:6.

“It’s very touching for me,” Nadal said after the 4:12-hour match. “Novak is one of the best players in history and you have to play him at the best level from the first point to the last.”

Nadal’s comeback traits

Nadal won the first set and also advanced in the second with a double break, but then Djokovic returned. He still wins the set and for a moment it looks like the match is over. But Nadal gave the correct answer by getting the third set from Djokovic. In the fourth and final set, Djokovic already led 5:3, and there was a lot to be said for the fifth set. But Nadal found his way back into this match, first breaking the tie and later winning.

Rafael Nadal celebrates during the match against Novak Djokovic at the French Open

Photo: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Thus, Nadal has a chance to extend his lead in major victories. He has 21 Grand Slam titles, Djokovic and Roger Federer have 20.

Trevisan for the first time in a Grand Slam semi-final

Italian Martina Trevisan in action

Pictured: Christophe Archambault/AFP

In the women’s match, the unseeded 28-year-old Italian Trevisan won the quarter-finals of the left-footed players on Tuesday 6-2, 6-7 (3-7), 6-3 over US Open finalist Leila Fernandez, Canadian. Trevisan, who won their first WTA title in Rabat, is the first Italian team to reach the semi-finals at Roland Garros since Sara Irani in 2013 and plays Coco Gauff for a final ticket.

Fernandez became the second Canadian to miss the last four at Roland Garros after Eugenie Bouchard in 2014.

Premiere also for hollow

The 18-year-old Gauff defeated fellow countryman Sloane Stephens 7:5, 6:2, thus celebrating the biggest success of her tennis career to date. Against Stevens, a 2018 finalist in Paris, Gauff converted her second match point after 1:30 hours.

Corey “Coco” Gauff is happy with one point.

Pictured: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

Goff said, “I’m so happy I can’t find the words. Until last year, I probably tried really hard to live up to other people’s expectations. It’s a lot more about enjoying life.”


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