Alexander Zverev: 'Did I broke Wawrinka's party? Not at all!' And he is right (PIC INSIDE)



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Alexander Zverev: 'Did I broke Wawrinka's party? Not at all!' And he is right (PIC INSIDE)

It wasn't a sweet 32th birthday for Stan Wawrinka. The Swiss player was beaten in three sets by Alexander Zverev, who was asked in press conference if he felt like he spoiled the party for him. 'I'm not sure I've actually broke his party or anything like that', an honest Zverev replied. 'I think he's actually going to party more now.

Yeah, I'm sorry. I wanted to win as well. It's my brother's girlfriend's birthday as well, so happy birthday to her'. And the German player was right: Wawrinka celebrated with his girlfriend Donna Vekic in a restaurant after the match.

Analyzing his performance, Zverev said: 'In the first set I felt like I played a little bit still like I should have played against John. You know, trying to keep the rallies long, the points long. But, yeah, I mean, I played well in the second and third.

I turned it around a little bit. I had to be aggressive. I felt like he was the one controlling all the points all the time, so I had to change that. It worked out well for me. Happy to be in the quarterfinals now. Hopefully I can play as great as I did today after tomorrow as well.' You won twice against Stan.

Do you think there is something special in your game or his game that make it good for you? 'Both times I played him I played very high confidence and I played very well. You know, I played him in St. Petersburg where I didn't drop a set until him in the final.

I played him here where I had a great match yesterday, and also in the first round I had a great match against Lu where I played an almost perfect match. Both times I played very well against him. I think we both have one of the best backhands on tour, both of us, so that maybe helps me a little bit.

He likes to use that corner a lot on the opponent, so maybe that's one thing. As I said, the main thing is that both times I played him I played really well. That's the only way to beat him.' 'For sure it's disappointed match.

That's for sure', Wawrinka said. 'I think the level was quite up and down. We were both fighting a little bit in the first set to find good level. Was really humid, not easy to play some great tennis, but we had some long rally.

Yeah, one bad game to start the second set and then it was tough for me. I don't know. I completely went down physically and mentally, and also my tennis was completely out. I had no more gas.' ALSO READ: Stan Wawrinka: 'It's a tough loss, it's never easy to lose the final'