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/