World No. 3 Alexander Zverev said he felt limited during his Monte Carlo Masters semifinal but noted Stefanos Tsitsipas absolutely deserved to win. On Friday, Zverev survived a thriller as he edged out Jannik Sinner in a match that was decided in a third-set tie-break and that lasted over three hours.
During his quarterfinal clash versus Sinner, Zverev was struggling with a leg issue and required a medical intervention on the court. Still, Zverev decided to play his Monte Carlo semifinal but barely stood a chance as Tsitsipas claimed a routine 6-4 6-2 win.
“Yesterday was an amazing match and today I was pretty limited in everything I tried to do. Already towards the end of the match against Sinner, I had some problems on my serve because of my leg. Today I felt limited, I have to say that yesterday I left a lot of energy on the court and it certainly didn't help my leg.
In any case, Stefanos played ten times better than me and fully deserved the victory. I don't have much more to say, I wish him the best for the final. However, it was a great week for me, I played some good matches," Zverev said, per We Love Tennis.
Zverev 'frustrated' with recent setbacks
In late March, Zverev reached the Miami Masters quarterfinal before losing to Casper Ruud in three sets. In Miami, Zverev got sick and it affected his performance on the court.
“In Miami I got ill. Here I injured myself a little. So I feel that things are happening a bit outside my control, which is a bit annoying for me,” Zverev concluded. Zverev's main focus is on being at his best when the time comes for the French Open. Zverev has won at every level except the Grand Slam and it not a secret that he wants to change that this year.