World No. 5 Alexander Zverev was straight honest while talking to the reporters following his shock Wimbledon first round exit in Monday as the German confessed his confidence is not so high these days. Sixth-seeded Zverev won the opening set of his Wimbledon first round match against Jiri Vesely before the Czech qualifier staged a big comeback to claim a 4-6 6-3 6-2 7-5 win.
The German claimed the first break of the match in the 10th game to win the opening set but world No. 124 Vesely kept his focus as he broke the sixth seed twice in each of the next two sets to take a 2-1 set lead. Zverev, who blew a total of three break points in the third set, blew three more in the fourth set before Vesely broke him in the 12th game to prolong the German's Grand Slam struggles.
It was kind of a typical Grand Slam match for me,’ Zverev said post-match, per Metro UK. "I started off well, then one or two things don’t go my way, and everything kind of a little bit falls apart "Yeah, I’m not very high on confidence right now.
When I get to the important moments, I had, what, five, six breakpoints in the fourth set alone, can’t take any of those. I had a Love-40, a 15-40. I’m down one breakpoint myself and he takes it immediately, where I miss an easy volley.
"So, yeah. I didn’t lose this match on tennis. It’s just, yeah, my confidence is below zero right now. "I could have won this match. I had enough chances. I had enough opportunities. It’s not about that.
Yeah, I have to win tennis matches outside Grand Slams to play well at the Grand Slams. I haven’t done it enough in the last few months, so… I have to change that." Zverev also added that physically he was "fine" but also revealed that the last two days were "rough for me personally."
However, the German remained optimistic that he will figure it all out before the last Grand Slam of the season as he claimed: "I’ve always said that the US Open this year is the tournament that I think I can have my breakthrough at the Grand Slams."