Alexander Zverev will play another tournament next week

Alexander Zverev will play his first Roland Garros final tomorrow

by Simone Brugnoli
Alexander Zverev will play another tournament next week
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Alexander Zverev will play his first Roland Garros final tomorrow. After three stops in the semifinals, his fourth attempt brought him to the final act of the Paris tournament. He beat an unhealthy Ruud and now the toughest challenge against Carlos Alcaraz, with whom the German player holds a 5-4 advantage in the previous round.

“I think in a Slam final,” Zverev said after his success over Ruud, “there are no easy matches or opponents. If you are in the final at Roland Garros it's because you deserve to be there, so this applies equally to Carlos.

Alexander Zverev
Alexander Zverev © Getty Images Sport - Tim Goode

He played a fantastic match this afternoon. I have also had a fantastic tournament so far, and tomorrow I expect a very difficult match." Zverev-who said he was happy that on trial “it's all over and he doesn't want to hear any more questions about it”-emphasized that “in Slams it's all battles.

And you have to overcome difficult five-set matches, so I'm happy with the path I've taken."

Alexander Zverev to play Stuttgart next week

While we wait to find out who will triumph at Roland Garros between Carlos Alcaraz and Alexander Zverev, the main draws of the two tournaments that will open the grass season have been drawn. The ATP 250 event in Stuttgart should count on the German, who has not withdrawn - at least for now - from the Boss Open.

There are three Italian tennis players present in the main draw: Lorenzo Musetti, Flavio Cobolli and Matteo Berrettini. The latter is ready to return to the court after missing the Masters 1000 in Madrid and Rome and the second Slam of the year.

Zverev looks back on his 2020 US Open final loss to Thiem by a whisker and his wheelchair exit in the famous 2022 semi-final in Paris where he had to retire with Rafa Nadal: "They are all important stages of my journey.

Now I'm in the final, but I haven't won yet. I just want to play my best tennis and give myself the best chance. If I can do that and lift the trophy, it will mean a lot to me.

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