Quarterfinals at the French Open! Alexander Zverev challenges Spanish top talent Carlos Alcaraz. Can the German make it to the semifinals? All information in the live ticker.
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Alexander Zverev was able to see what was to come for him again late on Sunday evening on TV. With a demonstration of strength, his upcoming quarter-final opponent Carlos Alcaraz underlined his ambitions for the French Open title and also delivered the most spectacular shot of the tournament so far. With praise played through his own legs, the 19-year-old tennis prodigy from Spain not only amazed his Russian opponent Karen Chatschanov, but also the spectators on the Philippe Chatrier court and in front of television sets worldwide.
“He’s the best tennis player in the world at the moment,” Zverev had previously said about Alcaraz, who has been unbeaten for 14 games and is the new superstar on the scene. Not everyone in Paris likes it, especially Zverev. The Olympic champion is one A thorn in the side that the Spaniard, who is six years his junior, is about to pass him – if he hasn’t already done so.
Because between the performances of Alcaraz and Zverev there are worlds in the French capital. The only parallel is that both went over five sets in the second round and had to fend off a match point. Otherwise, Alcaraz appears with a maturity and dominance that is remarkable for his age, while Zverev is somehow still searching on the red sand in Stade Roland Garros.
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