Alexander Zverev, Roland Garros 2017

Roland Garros 2017: beginner’s mistake for Alexander Zverev

Mats Wilander who knows a thing or two about winning the French Open, said Zverev made a beginner’s mistake by accepting to stop play at one set all against Verdasco on Monday evening. It was 8.30, Zverev had just leveled the match at one set apiece, had the momentum, and had time to play and win the third set before darkness. But they stopped.
A good move for the experienced Verdasco, a dangerous floater, who enjoys those big matches on big courts. A bad move for the young Zverev who probably underestimated his opponent, and listened a bit too much to media and fans who saw him as a contender for the victory here this year. Result: 6-4 3-6 6-4 6-2 for Verdasco.

It is the first time since 1957 and Nicolas Pietrangelli defeat to Mal Anderson, that the Rome champion falls in the opening round at Roland Garros.

Enjoy a few pictures from Alexander’s practice on Thursday:

Alexander Zverev

Alexander Zverev

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