Sixth seed Alexander Zverev defeated unseeded Spanish opponent Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 6-4, 6-1, 6-1 to reach the semi-finals of French Open for the first time.
Alexander Zverev reached his first French Open semi-final on Tuesday (AP Image)
- Alexander Zverev defeated Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 6-4, 6-1, 6-1
- The quarter-final match between Zvervev and Fokina finished in just 1 hour and 36 minutes
- Zvervev will meet the winner of the match between Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas in semis
German world number six Alexander Zverev reached his third Grand Slam semifinal and first at the French Open after beating Spanish opponent Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 6-4, 6-1, 6-1 in just 1 hour and 36 minutes.
The sixth-ranked German overcame a slow start to completly demolish 21-year-old Fokina. Zverev committed less than half as many unforced errors as Fokina, who ranks 46th on the ATP chart.
Alexander Zverev’s will meet the winner of the high-octane match between world number 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas and 2nd seeded Daniil Medvedev in the night match of Tuesday. They two young stars of the tennis world will clash at the Court Philippe Chatrier.
— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) June 8, 2021
Zverev reached his first Grand Slam final at last year’s US Open and lost to Dominic Thiem in five sets. The 24-year-old also played in the semifinals at the 2020 Australian Open.
It’s nice to be in the semi-finals, but just being there doesn’t satisfy me. I think I’m playing pretty well,” Zverev told in his on-court interview after the win.
“My baseline play really improved after the first set. [Alejandro] has improved a lot, this was his first grand slam quarter-final, and I don’t think it’ll be his last,” he added.
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