On Wednesday, German Alexander Zverev qualified for the semi-finals of Roland Garros for the third year in a row. In the quarterfinals, he defeated Argentine Thomas Echeverri in four sets. Zverev’s opponent will be Kasper Rudd, who put Holger Rohn above the knee in the quarterfinals.
A year ago, Alexander Zverev (ATP 27) left the court on crutches at Porte d’Auteuil after spraining his right ankle in the semi-final against Rafael Nadal. After a year riddled with injuries, he’s now eager for revenge.
In the quarterfinals, the German, Thomas Echeverri, met the Argentine champion, the 49th ranked in the world, who looked like a small piece of paper.
Zverev started well and took the first set, but the 23-year-old Argentine showed his skills in the second: Echeverry leveled the score 6-3.
Zverev had to act, and he did. With good tennis I bring the third and fourth sets of books. Thus, Zverev is in the semifinals in Paris for the third year in a row, which is his sixth semifinalist in a major tournament.
Also Ruud again in the final four
In his last four matches, Zverev faced gravel specialist Casper Rudd (ATP 4). The Norwegian beat his Danish neighbor Holger Rohn (ATP 6) in the quarterfinals after winning in four sets.
Rod danced to 20-year-old Ron for the first two sets. Ron then scribbled back one set, but Rudd ruthlessly finished it off in the fourth set.
The bill between Ron and Rod was a reissue of last year’s Quarterfinals. Then the Norwegian also beat the Dane in four sets. Ruud eventually fell prey to Spain’s king of gravel Rafael Nadal in the final.
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