Alexander Zverev defeated Sam Querrey in a straight-set quarter-final match 7-6 6-2 to reach the China Open semifinals in Beijing. The German player said. "I played a great tie-break, he helped him a bit. I did not get a lot of returns back.
Then in the second set it was better. He served a ton of aces in the first set, it was difficult to handle. Tough moment. Very happy to be in the semis and how I am playing. Tomorrow it will be a very interesting match against Stefanos, spectators are looking forward to it and me too.
He's my Laver Cup teammate. We got a little closer at the Laver Cup, so we understand each other very well now." Meanwhile David Goffin joined Stan Wawrinka and Gael Monfils on the 2020 Rotterdam field. The Tournament Director Richard Krajicek: "David Goffin is one of the regular guests.
With a place in 2017 in the finals and a place in the semi-final in 2018, he has shown to be very successful in Rotterdam Ahoy. His speed on the track is a great weapon, which makes him a difficult player for many opponents."
Stan Wawrinka spoke about his origins: "My father is German, I have a double citizenship. When I was younger I could have chosen to be German. But I feel 100 percent Swiss. I was born in Switzerland, I grew up there. Switzerland is my country.
I get along well with Benoit Paire and Gael Monfils. They live in Switzerland, we often see each other and hit balls together", concluded the Lausanne native.