At one point, Alexander Zverev could no longer hide his anger. When he realized that the number one Novak Djokovic was a very large size, determination gave his place to frustration.
As strong as Zverev started the race at the ATP final in London, the end was so feeble. With 4: 6, 1: 6 lost to the favored Serb, but still has the opportunity to move to the knockout round despite the ultimate defeat.
"The match was much closer to the outcome," Zverev said: "If I break the first set at 5: 4 then it goes in a different direction, but Novak is not the number one without reason and such situations are maybe the best player in the world. "
Zevveh has a semi-final in his hands
After Marin Cilic (Croatia) who won 6: 7 (2: 7), 6: 3, 6: 4 in the evening against John Isner (USA), it is clear: Zverev needs a win in two teams in the crucial match of the team according to Isner, to follow the already qualified Djokovic on his own in the semifinals. "It will be a totally different match and that's my focus," said Czefer, who could even defeat Iser if Djokovic defeated Kwick Schützenhilfe.
"It was not an exciting tennis game," said Dzokovic after 1:16 hours on the pitch, "but victory is a win." Zevvee made a lot of unnecessary mistakes in the second set, the 31-year-old said, "they allowed me to win the race more easily than I expected."
After weak tournaments in the tournament of the eight best players of the year, tennis fans came with great expectations in the London arena. Boris Becker did not want to lose the duel between formerly protected Giovanovic and German hopes. And in fact, a fight originally developed at the eye level.
Unlike October, when Zverev gave a lesson from Djokovic in the Masters semifinal in Shanghai (1: 6, 2: 6), the 21-year-old kept the game open. He could rely on his service, which hit up to 230 km / hour in the Djokovics field. For many specialists, the best player in the history of tennis was able to watch Zverev's service.
Zverev starts with winning victory
After a few weeks of coaching with coach Ivan Lendl, the mark-up was already more variable, Zevrev said in London after his inaugural victory against the Croatian Marin Cilic.
On the other hand, he still works on the nerves and body language. Having given two chances to break the 4: 4 score against Djokovic himself, Zverev immediately gave his serve and thus the first set with a double error.
The resistance was broken, although Djokovic was vulnerable and struck surprisingly late, but Zevhev completely lost his line. Again and again he lifted his shoulders and forged in the direction of his box, where Lendl saw the decadence as motionless as usual.