Top-ranked German tennis player Alexander Zverev felt happy after returning to Wimbledon for the first time since 2019. Last year, Wimbledon was canceled due to COVID-19 but this year it's has received the green light to go on.
On Tuesday, world No. 6 Zverev made a victorious start to his Wimbledon campaign as he handed a 6-3 6-4 6-1 loss to Tallon Griekspoor. “It is great to see everything slowly going back to normal. The moment I walked out onto this court made me very happy, to see all the people here,” Zverev said.
“I felt comfortable on the court. It is great we have a roof on court one now. ”Wimbledon is such a historic tournament, and they keep on improving, trying to make it better for the players and the public, and that is why everyone loves this tournament”.
Zverev routinely handled Griekspoor
Zverev saved two break points in the opening game, before he broke Griekspoor in the second game. Zverev again broke Griekspoor in the sixth game but failed to serve out for the set in the seventh game.
However, Zverev still won the set as he served out for the opener in the ninth game. Griekspoor again recovered from one break down in the second set but couldn't get back the second as Zverev took a 2-0 lead. Zverev broke Griekspoor three times in the third set to complete a straight-set win.
Meanwhile, Dan Evans was also through to the second after beating Feliciano Lopez 7-6 (4) 6-2 7-5. “It was a good way to come through, it was pretty efficient. I feel I played solid tennis and was more controlled than previous matches over the grass,” Evans said.
"I had to be ready from the get-go and really focused and be sharp. I felt I was. “It was difficult. It's always going to be a difficult match against Feli. I thought there'd probably be a tie-break or two in there. I was ready to be good in those moments. I did a good job and I'm happy to come through”.