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Wimbledon | Zverev recovers to win

Wimbledon | Zverev recovers to win

It has been regularly suggested that Alexander Zverev, seeded four, is a grand slam champion of the future but his record at the majors has not supported that contention until recently.

On three occasions he recovered from two sets down to secure consecutive victories at the French Open where he made the quarter-finals.

Stopping yesterday two sets to one down was not a nice feeling, I came out today and knew I would have chances Alexander Zverev

He eventually completed his second round match with Taylor Fritz. A match which had been suspended overnight when bad light stopped play with the score line in the Americans favour, standing at 4-6 7-5 7-6(0) so much was expected of the German 21-year-old if he was to progress.

And he did. With the momentum very much in the American’s favour, the break provide a rejuvenating period for the man who is tipped to dominate the game in the future.

He returned to No.1 Court and immediately took control losing just three games in the two sets that were played out.

He won 6-4 5-7 6-7(0) 6-1 6-2 and enhanced his reputation of being able to recover from two sets down on any surface!

“Stopping yesterday two sets to one down was not a nice feeling, I came out today and knew I would have chances,” said Zverev, who will face Latvia’s Ernests Gulbis next.

“I hope I can win a few more matches here and the German crowd can watch some tennis,” Zverev added afterwards.

In other early matches, Kevin Andreson, the eighth seed, defeated another German, Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3 7-5 7-5/

About The Author

Henry Wancke

Henry Wancke is one of the most respected Tennis writers in the UK. Henry is the Editor of both Tennis Threads Magazine and tennisthreads.net. He previously worked as Editor of Tennis World, Serve & Volley as well as Tennis Today magazines and been stringer for The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and Press Association. He also co-authored the Ultimate Encyclopaedia of Tennis with John Parsons published by Carlton, and the Federation Cup – the first 32 years, published by the ITF. Currently he is the Secretary of the Lawn Tennis Writers’ Association and Hon Vice President of the Tennis Industry Association UK.

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