From the dream of semi-finals: As in the previous year, the German Alexander Zverev knocked out in the quarter-finals of the French Open. World number one Novak Djokovic of Serbia, a number was too large.
Alexander Zverev: lost to led, but then
Alexander Zverev has missed his first Grand Slam semi-final once again. The 22-year-old tennis player from Hamburg had to give on Thursday in the quarter-finals once again the great Challenger of the world ranking list Novak Djokovic in only 2:09 hours 5:7, 2:6, 2:6 beaten.
“I was, but then I’ve got four, five games played perfectly,” said Djokovic.
The 32-Year-old hits in his 35. The semi-finals in one of the four most important tournaments on Friday, the Austrian Dominic Thiem. The other semi-final will contest the French Open-a record winner of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.
Novak Djokovic can continue to dream of victory at the French Open
26 Grand Slam matches without defeat
However, it will be against Djokovic in this Form, the other tennis professionals is extremely difficult. The Serb leads the world rankings with a huge lead over Nadal, he has most recently the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open
won. 26 Grand Slam Matches in the series, he has not lost now.
For Zverev to Reach the quarter-finals but is considered a success: After a difficult first quarter of the year with a sporting lack of success, and the separation from his Manager Zverev was in Paris again, much more stable.
mm/uh (sid, dpa)