Alexander Zverev provided updates after his fall to the ground during his match against Carlos Alcaraz at the ATP Finals in Turin. The German explained at the press conference, also focusing on his young opponent: "Obviously it's a great victory.
I think that here in Turin there are no small victories because you only face the best players in the world. I think Carlos has now established himself as one of the best in the world, that's for sure. He won a Grand Slam tournament last year and another this year.
This is a great start to the tournament, I can't wait to see what the future holds for me. I believe first of all that I served very well. However, here in Turin the surface is always fast. Altitude is perhaps a factor. Many think today's result is a surprise? They're not that bad!
I've already beaten good players. After last year's injury, returning to the top eight and playing Turin is a great achievement for me. I'm here and I want to win my matches." In the final part of the third set, Zverev scared everyone following an unfortunate fall. "I didn't sprain my ankle, I knew that straight away.
I kind of just slipped and maybe the fall pinched my Achilles tendon. I hope it's nothing too serious and I can continue playing. I have I felt pain for a minute and a half, then it went away. It wasn't good," he said.
Zverev beats Alcaraz
The German tennis player returned to play in the ATP Finals after the serious injury last year and after a good 2023.
Zverev, due to the serious ankle injury suffered during the match with Rafael Nadal, ended 2022 at the Roland Garros and did not had a chance to fight for a spot in the Masters Tournament. This year, Sasha managed to qualify for the prestigious event which brings together the best eight tennis players of the year in style.
In fact, on his debut he defeated Carlos Alcaraz in a comeback with a score of (3) 6-7, 6-3, 6-4, playing a great service performance.
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