Before the quarter-finals against Carlos Alcaraz at the French Open, Alexander Zverev sharply criticizes the Parisian tournament organization. The German tennis pro complains that there is too much focus on the “new superstar” Carlos Alcaraz and feels “left out”.
Before the quarter-final cracker against Carlos Alcaraz, Alexander Zverev criticized the appointments at the French Open and criticized a preference for the Spanish tennis prodigy.
“It feels like Alcaraz plays every match on the Philippe Chatrier court. Of course he’s the new superstar, he’s the new face of tennis and it’s nice to see something new,” said Zverev. “But there should be a little more division as to who plays when.”
Zverev will play against Alcaraz in the fight for the semi-finals on Tuesday, against whom he clearly lost in the final in Madrid. In the course of the French Open so far, the 19-year-old Spaniard has played three times in the largest stadium in the facility, while Zverev has only played once.
“It’s very obvious in which direction things should go and who the tournament wants to continue with,” said Zverev. “That’s a shame for me because I’ve played here very, very often and I’m also number three of the world.”
The Olympic champion particularly complained that there was no communication with him about the schedule. Alcaraz is an exceptional player. “But I have the feeling that the other players are being left out a bit,” said Zverev.
There were no explanations from the organizers on the subject, said Zverev: “I wouldn’t say that I’m a bad player and that you could communicate with me a bit.”
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