Tennis: Ready for the French Open – Alexander Zverev wins in Rome

Tennis: Ready for the French Open – Alexander Zverev wins in Rome

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Ready for the French Open – Alexander Zverev wins in Rome

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Group photo with trophy: Alexander Zverev with tournament helpers after his victory in Rome

Quelle: Getty Images/Dan Istitene

Alexander Zverev is in top form a week before the French Open. The German celebrates his first tournament victory of the year at the Masters 1000 in Rome. It is the biggest success since his foot injury two years ago. He is now going to Paris as one of the favorites.

Alexander Zverev won the Masters 1000 tournament in Rome and celebrated a perfect dress rehearsal for the French Open. The Olympic champion won the final of one of the most important clay court events in the Italian capital on Sunday against the Chilean Nicolas Jarry 6:4, 7:5 and thus won his first title this year. A week before the start of the second Grand Slam tournament of the tennis season in Paris, Zverev showed a strong performance and converted his fourth match point after 1:41 hours.

“The win means a lot to me. Rome is a very special place for me,” said Zverev, who had already won in Rome in 2017. Sunday’s title was his first at the Masters 1000 level since his serious foot injury two years ago. “It’s a very special week for me. The focus is of course on Paris, but first I enjoy this victory.”

Zverev doesn’t get a break

Zverev dominated the action against Jarry from the start, appearing concentrated and stable. The 27-year-old also served incredibly well and put the Chilean under constant pressure. After 41 minutes, Zverev took the first round with the first set point. An exclamation mark.

Very strong performance: Alexander Zverev is getting into position for the French Open

Quelle: Getty Images/Dan Istitene

And the Hamburg native remained the dominant player in the second set. Jarry didn’t get a single break point in the entire match. Zverev, on the other hand, missed two break chances when the score was 2-1, but he didn’t let that bother him. In the fourth attempt he secured his second title in Rome.

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Zverev is now going to the Bois de Boulogne in Paris as one of the favorites. Last year he was already in the semi-finals at the Stade Roland Garros. Since no player has been able to dominate the competition so far in the current clay court season, Zverev has a good chance of winning his first title at a Grand Slam tournament.

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