"You do not reach the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam without being a great player"

Alejandro Davidovich plays today (not before 16:00, Eurosport) the most important game of his fledgling career. He faces in the Philippe Chatrier the German Alexander Zverev, sixth seed, in contention for a place in the semifinals of Roland Garros. They have been measured twice and both times he won without losing a single set recently. proclaimed double champion of the Mutua Madrid Open, although until now they had not competed on land.

Despite his apparent superiority, Zverev highly respects Davidovich: “He won four games, it is not by chance that we are going to face each other. You don’t qualify for the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam if you’re not a great player, “said the Teuton after easily beating the Japanese Nishikori on Sunday. His top in the tournament is also the third-to-last round, so all the pressure falls on him because , on paper, must win. “I hope I can play even better, I really must do my best tennis”, argues Sascha, who has a balance of 24-19 against Spanish tennis players.


Zverev, this year at Roland Garros

The numbers favor Zverev, that he has spent almost four hours less on the track than Davidovich, although the man from Malaga looks “with a pretty good physique”. “I’m quite well”. The one from Hamburg is the better server, although the serve on clay is not so important. And the man from Malaga is better prepared in this event for moments of pressure, because he has played tough matches, some at five sets, and he considers that he has made a great improvement “in terms of attitude.” “We are going to give everything to be in the semifinals,” says the Rincón de la Victoria, who has just turned 22, who has been working with a psychologist, Antonio de Dios, since he was 12, to whom he was paying “more and more attention” while growing up. If successful, he will be the 19th Navy player to reach the semifinals of a major. Today’s other quarterfinal match will be played by Tsitsipas and Medvedev.

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