Alexander Zverev hat seine knifflige Auftakthürde bei den US Open gemeistert und die zweite Runde erreicht. Der Südafrikaner Kevin Anderson. Zverev nach Sieg gegen Ex-Finalist Anderson in Runde zwei. Sport-Informations-Dienst (SID). | Uhr. Alexander Zverev schlägt Kevin. Ein harter Kampf findet sein Ende: Alexander Zverev bezwingt Kevin Anderson mit , , , und steht in der zweiten Runde der US.
Zverev ziemlich fokussiert: Viersatzsieg gegen AndersonAlexander Zverev erreicht bei den US Open in New York die zweite Runde. Gegen den starken Aufschläger Kevin Anderson aus Südafrika gibt. Die Auftaktpleite der Vorwoche zeigt keine Nachwirkungen: Alexander Zverev überspringt mit Kevin Anderson eine schwierige Hürde und steht. Alexander Zverev nimmt sein Auftaktmatch bei den US Open gegen den Südafrikaner Kevin Anderson am Montag nicht auf die leichte.
Zverev Anderson Navigation menu VideoAlexander Zverev
He was also the top-ranked men's player nationally, while his mother was the fourth-highest ranked women's player.
The Soviet government often restricted their players from competing outside the country, an impediment that limited how high either of Sascha's parents could rise in the world rankings.
With the collapse of the Soviet Union imminent, Irina went to Germany to compete at a tournament in , with her husband accompanying as her coach. While in Germany, they were offered jobs as tennis instructors.
After initially declining, they accepted an offer to work at the Uhlenhorster Hockey Club in Hamburg the following year and ended up settling in the country.
Sascha began playing tennis at a very young age. He has said, "One day, when I was I think one year and five months old, I just picked up a little racket, and I was starting to push the ball all over our apartment, and since then they took me out on the court.
I enjoy it still, I enjoyed it back then. His brother Mischa said, "He would not understand or accept that he was losing" when the two would play against each other.
He would never want to leave the court unless he won the match. Sascha also played hockey and football as a child, but decided to focus only on tennis around the age of 12 after an early-round loss at a high-level international junior tournament in Florida.
When Sascha was young, his mother was his primary coach while his father was focused on coaching his brother. He has said, "I think I have pretty good technique, which my mum did at a young age, so credit to her for that.
My backhand, in particular, is per cent down to my mum. This was a big contrast from how he played around age 12 when his style centered around being an "unbelievable fighter" from the baseline in part because he was too slow to go to the net.
He "made a lot of errors" and lost to opponents who excelled at keeping points alive. However, his father stuck with this strategy, saying, "We must practice fast tennis, aggressive tennis.
You must think about the future. He would pick up a lower level Grade 5 title at the Oman International Junior 2 a few weeks later, which led him to begin competing in higher-level events shortly before his 15th birthday.
Zverev's early-season success in doubles proved to be the precursor of a major improvement in singles as well. Before the end of the season, Zverev also represented Germany in the Junior Fed Cup, leading them to a fourth-place finish.
Zverev played just two tournaments in , both in Australia in January. At the Australian Open , he was able to defeat Kozlov, who was seeded second, to finish his junior career with a first Grand Slam title.
As the age of 14, Zverev entered qualifying at three different tournaments, including the Moselle Open on the ATP Tour, but lost all of his matches.
He won his professional main draw debut against compatriot Christian Lichtenegger at a Futures event in Germany in August After winning the boys' singles title at the Australian Open , Zverev shifted his focus to his professional career, only playing in pro events the rest of the year.
He did not win a main draw match until he recorded a single victory at the Heilbronner Neckarcup Challenger, his tenth event of the year.
One of his losses was a retirement against his brother Mischa. Three of the players he defeated were in the top , including his first round opponent No.
Zverev followed up this title with a breakthrough at the ATP Tour level. He recorded four match wins at the event, including his first career victory against Robin Haase and his first top 20 victory over No.
He finished the season ranked No. At the beginning of the season, Zverev was still ranked too low to receive direct entry into the main draws of ATP Tour events, which forced him to continue playing Challenger events through July.
He also needed to enter qualifying for ATP events throughout the year. Zverev did not qualify for either of the first two Grand Slam singles events of the season.
With a higher ranking, Zverev was directly accepted into Wimbledon. A week before the tournament, he took part in the Boodles Challenge exhibition and surprisingly upset world No.
Zverev opted to play on clay after Wimbledon and reached another ATP semifinal at the Swedish Open to put him back in the top after one week out.
He notably upset No. He succeeded, but lost his opening round match to compatriot Philipp Kohlschreiber in five sets. In the fourth round, he nearly upset No.
Zverev had a match point while he was serving for the final set, but missed a routine forehand volley and then proceeded to lose 14 of the remaining 15 points in the match.
He commented on the match point that, "I missed probably the easiest shot I had the whole match. Zverev's next breakthrough came during the grass court season at the Halle Open , where he upset world No.
Petersburg Open. He recorded his first win over No. In doing so, he became the first teenager to record three consecutive victories against top ten opponents since Boris Becker in During the season, Zverev greatly improved his results at the higher level tournaments on the ATP Tour except for the Grand Slam events.
At the Australian Open , Zverev again pushed Rafael Nadal to the brink, but ultimately lost in five sets.
After a slow start to the clay court season, Zverev won two more titles in May, the first of which came at home in Germany at the Bavarian International Tennis Championships.
He defeated Novak Djokovic in the final to become the youngest Masters champion since Djokovic in and the first such champion born in the s.
With the title, he also entered the top 10 for the first time. Back on hard courts, Zverev won his last two titles of the season in August.
He won the Washington Open as well as a second consecutive Masters title at the Canadian Open , only dropping a single set at each tournament in each of his opening matches.
He opted to skip the former event to focus on the latter. Zverev maintained his top 5 ranking throughout the year. Zverev stated that issues at majors were "definitely not physical" when asked if his problems were physical or mental, and also attribute this lack of success to the extra pressure he was putting on himself at these events.
Despite taking the first set of the final, he finished runner-up to American John Isner , who had never previously won a Masters title. Zverev continued his Masters success into the clay court season, reaching the semifinals at the Monte Carlo Masters ,  winning his third career Masters title at the Madrid Open , and making the final at the Rome Masters.
In Madrid, he defeated Dominic Thiem in the final to become the only active player outside of the Big Four to have won three Masters titles.
However, Nadal was able to recover and win the final five games of the match after a rain delay. He needed to win three five-set matches to get that far before Thiem ended his run while he was faced with a hamstring injury.
Up until the year-end championships, Zverev struggled to build on his early season success. He lost in the third round at both Wimbledon and the US Open ,   and his best result at the four remaining Masters events was a semifinal at the Shanghai Masters.
This year, Zverev was able to advance out of the group, only losing to No. He became the youngest tour champion since Djokovic a decade earlier and the first German to win the season-ending championships since Boris Becker in This was also Zverev's first victory over a current world No.
Zverev began to turn his season around following Wimbledon. He reached the semifinals of the German Open and the quarterfinals at the Canadian Open.
He upset No. He defeated Nadal for the first time in his opening match before losing to Tsitsipas. Nonetheless, he could not defend his title, losing to Dominic Thiem in the semifinals.
He was seeded seventh at the Australian Open. There, he defeated 15th seed Stan Wawrinka in four sets to reach his first Grand Slam singles semifinal, where he lost against fifth seed Dominic Thiem in four sets.
At the US Open , Zverev was seeded fifth. He defeated Kevin Anderson in four sets, then beat year old Brandon Nakashima in four sets.
In the third round, he beat Adrian Mannarino in four sets before beating Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in straight sets.
In the quarterfinals, he beat Borna Coric in four sets to reach his second grand slam semifinal. There, he lost the first two sets to Pablo Carreno Busta , but came back to win the match in five; this was his first-ever match win from two sets down.
He thus advanced to his first major final, where he faced Dominic Thiem. He became the runner-up, losing the final in a final-set tiebreaker to Dominic Thiem after leading by two sets and serving for the championship in the fifth set.
Zverev was seeded 6th at the French Open. Zverev then reached the final of the Paris Masters , beating Nadal in straight sets in the semifinals,  where he lost to Daniil Medvedev in three sets.
In the ATP Finals , Zverev was eliminated in the group stage after a three set win over Diego Shwartzman and straight set losses to Djokovic and eventual champion Medvedev.
Zverev took part in the inaugural Laver Cup in Prague in He accrued four points by winning both of his singles matches for Team Europe as they defeated Team World 15—9.
He faced No. Rosol won the match easily to send the Czech Republic into the next round. Belgium won the tie 4—1. However, Spain ultimately won the tie on the final day after Zverev was unable to defeat Nadal and Kohlschreiber lost a tight five-set match to Ferrer.
In , the format of the Davis Cup was changed to have eighteen countries competing in the finals over a single week in November, all but six of which were decided through a qualifying round in February.
Germany was placed in the qualifying round and drawn against Hungary. Zverev participated and won both of his singles matches as Germany won the tie 5—0.
Zverev represented Germany at the Hopman Cup for four consecutive years from through with three different partners. In , he competed with Sabine Lisicki.
The duo won their tie against the French team, with Zverev winning both his singles and mixed doubles matches. Tommy Paul. Rome - terre battue.
Ugo Humbert. Stefanos Tsitsipas. Kyle Edmund. New York - salle. Jason Jung. Melbourne - dur. Taylor Harry Fritz. Ilya Ivashka.
Brisbane Perth - dur. Benoit Paire. Christian Garin. London - gazon. Guido Pella. Janko Tipsarevic. Gilles Simon. Cameron Norrie. Miami - dur.
Roger Federer. Jordan Thompson. Joao Sousa. Jaume Antoni Munar Clar. Hurkacz in 3. Your email address will not be published. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Embed from Getty Images. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.
Search for:.Auch bei Anderson geht es nicht mehr so locker wie noch zuvor. Der zweite aber. Und den lässt sich Anderson nicht nehmen.