US Open: let your racket speak for you, says Alexander Zverev
NEW YORK: Alexander Zverev he has his hands full The sixth planted served 17 double fouls in his three hours United States Open defeat in fourth round against the powerful Argentine Diego Schwartzman . However, the 6-foot and 6-foot German wasted no time in targeting other professionals of the next generation, the Russian Daniil Medvedev and the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, for his conduct on the court.
In the spotlight were Medvedev's exchanges in the fifth seeded with the New York crowd, with whom he became involved after the tough third and fourth round victories. Medvedev dripped with sarcasm while the fandom rained boos on him during his interviews on the court. “Your energy tonight gave me the victory. If you weren't here, you would probably lose the game. I want everyone to know that when they go to sleep at night, I won thanks to you, ”he had said.
Zverev said: There are many young people who do things in the tennis cut that may not be the best thing to do. I don't want the next generation to be known for that. He added: Many times Tsitsipas goes overboard by changing his shoes 15 times in a tournament, going to the bathroom in the middle of a set. Things like that...
The 22-year-old German stressed, “Let your tennis racquet talk for you. You don’t need to do things to distract the opponent, try to win that way.”
The Russian apologized for his conduct in his third round victory against Spaniard Feliciano López. “Medvedev is obviously passing the line a bit now. But he is winning. At the end of the day, it doesn't matter if you're winning. I hope some of the young people learn from the elders, such as Roger and Rafa, who have been incredible throughout their career, that they really let their racket speak for them, not try to distract opponents, ”said Zverev.
The 22-year-old, in his first round of 16 match here, had a 6-3, 2-6, 4-6, 3-6 loss in 3 hours and 8 minutes. Zverev had a total of 65 unforced errors in the match. He lost the service eight times and won only 32 percent of the points in his second service.
To increase his problems, the lanky German received a point penalty for audible obscenity in the seventh game of the fourth set. “The code violation is fine. I didn't even discuss that. But none of us heard us receive a warning in the first place, ”said Zverev.