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French Open: Alexander Zverev is clearly putting Grigor Dimitrov in his place in difficult circumstances

French Open: Alexander Zverev is clearly putting Grigor Dimitrov in his place in difficult circumstances

“What I really liked today was the way I came out. The way I played the first set was there from the start. It wasn’t like that against Tiafoe and I knew I had to improve on that because Dimitrov can play incredibly well when he’s in the lead,” Drew Alexander Zverev in an interview with Eurosport balance sheet.

The 26-year-old has already started his dream in the last 16. Hamburger took the first serve from Dimitrov, took the lead shortly thereafter by double break and pocketed the first set after just 30 minutes.

“Sasha is very awake and seizes the opportunities that come his way,” he praised. Boris Becker at Eurosport Courageous appearance at the initial stage.

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Dimitrov, on the other hand, “does not know how to win at rallies.”

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Indeed, Zverev had impressive numbers after the first set. He converted all three break chances into a break, and reached a perfect 100% points average on the first serve.

Then the situation was reversed in the second set: it was Dimitrov who significantly reduced his error rate in difficult wind conditions and had the better arguments.

Wind Lottery and Zverev 14 points, respectively

The 28th-ranked Bulgarian smashed Zverev to 3:2 and rose to 4:2. Dimitrov was the best man on this stage – until Zverev lifted it.

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The Olympic champion averaged a 14-point sprint in the straight and suddenly leads 5:4.

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The wind is now clearly affecting the game and the players’ shots. Zverev’s praise for breaking (4:4), for example, fell sharply and gave him a world ranking of 27. the point. After 91 minutes, Zverev also won the second set.

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“It’s a tough game with or against the wind, you can’t really judge where the ball is going,” said Baker. However, Zverev handled adversity better than his opponent.

Zverev: ‘I hope more will come’

The 26-year-old pulled out 3-0 thanks to an early break. It smelled like resolution. Not yet losing his powder, Dimitrov, the 32-year-old responded with three straight games and a draw.

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Becker criticized: “From my point of view, Sasha is behaving very predictably at the moment.” A weakness that Zverev quickly stopped and she, in turn, reached the quarter-finals with three matches in a row. After 2:17, Germany’s top seed used their first match point. “Sasha did a lot of things right,” Becker praised.

“I hope there will be a lot more to come, because I don’t want to go anymore,” said Zverev, the favorite in the next round against Thomas Martin Echeverri.

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