Tennis Olympic champion Alexander Zverev missed the second master finals within a week. The 25-year-old Hamburger lost in the semi-finals of Rome after 2:30 hours against the Greeks against the Greeks Stefanos Tsitsipas 6: 4, 3: 6, 3: 6 and drives to Paris ( from May 22nd).
In the Madrid semi -finals, Zverev celebrated his first victory over Tsitsipas on sand exactly a week ago, then significantly lost in the final against the 19 -year -old Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz. For Zverev it was already the eighth defeat in the twelfth duel with Tsitsipas.
Before the start of the French Open, Zverev still collected confidence. The clay court season is satisfactory with two semi -finals (Monte Carlo and Rome) and the final in Madrid – Zverev has so far been waiting for the first tournament victory of the year. That should change in Roland Garros, but Zverev has not yet won a Grand Slam tournament.
The game started balanced, Zverev was enough to win the first sentence. But in his first service game in round two, two double errors made him to break. Tsitsipas now brought the lead to the finish. In the third set, the Hamburgers lost its service twice, 2: 3 and the final score.
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