French Open: Zverev demanded by Paris in the next night shift

Status: 05.06.2023 10:35 a.m

Alexander Zverev is the favorite in his round of 16 at the French Open. Against the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrow, the record speaks for the Olympic champion. Again it comes under escape light to the point.

For Alexander Zverev, the next night shift at the French Open is about getting into the quarter-finals. As a favorite, the tennis Olympic champion meets the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov in the round of the top 16. For the third time in a row, the 26-year-old gets the big limelight in the so-called night session at the clay court classic in Paris and does not play before 8:15 p.m.

“In general, night sessions are nice to play, but it’s more comfortable for the body if you finish the day at 3, 4, 5 p.m. and then go to bed at 11 p.m.,” says Alexander Zverev

Zverev and Dimitrow have met four times so far. The German prevailed three times, most recently in 2021 at the Masters tournament in Paris on hard court in three tight sets. Zverev also won the only encounter on sand so far, in 2016 in Rome he only gave up five games.

Since Zverev has to defend the points from last year’s semi-finals, he is currently 43rd in the live world rankings. The former second only prevents him from falling out of the top 40 in the official ranking that appears after the tournament by reaching the quarter-finals . Most recently, Zverev was beyond the first 40 more than seven years ago in May 2016.


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