The tennis olympic champion decided on Sunday the finale in the Vienna Stadthalle against the American Frances Tiafoe with 7: 5, 6: 4 for themselves. That s great, especially since I m not so much started the week, Zverev said. The 24-year-olds from Hamburg needed 95 minutes for his 18th finals on the ATP tour. Thus Zverev moved the same with the former Wimbledon winner Michael Stich. Only Boris Becker won more tournaments in the history of the German men s tennis – Becker is 49 titles.
Schnitzel to strengthen
The unusual schnitzel diet on the eve, which Zverev had announced according to his smooth semi-final success against the Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, seemed to look quite. Sophia tells me all the time, how can you eat so much scrap all the time and still be so thin? Yes, I ll keep myself in the square for 18 hours a day, Zverev had reported from my new partner. Actress Sophia Thomalla (32) fired her Sascha on Sunday loudly from the player box and applauded after the victory standing.
Zverev caught a good start, TiFoe brought under pressure and got the early break to 3: 1. But the 23-year-old outsider countered counter, the Germans took the surcharge. With his emotional and partly spectacular game Tiafoe inspired the viewers. At ZVEREV, however, looseness and dominance were initially gone.
But the world ranking fourth kept the nerves. Especially on his run-up strength he could rely. Zverev could not use a first sentence ball, then he benefited from a mistake of the number 49 of the world rankings.
It just makes me fun after the corona time again to play in the full stadium.
In the second round, the forces at Tiofoe then left something. The American had worked through the qualification into the main field. In the semifinals he had just filmed an almost lost game against the South Tyrolean Jannik Sinner. Even in the final, Tiafoe racked to the joy of more than 8000 spectators, both players offered a part of top-class show.
It just fun for the Corona time is fun again to play in the full stadium, something I missed very much. I need the energy and I am impulsive in the square, Zverev said about the atmosphere in the Stadthalle. His advantage of power and class, the Hamburgers used the end determined to his sixth success in the seventh comparison with Tiafoe.
It was the sixth German tournament victory in Vienna. Previously, Stich, Becker, Philipp Petzschner and twice Tommy Haas had already won the event. ZVEREV collected a check over 275-000 euros. He has already equalized his own best balance of five tournament worships from the year 2017. In Paris he counts in this form in the next few days right back to the circle of the favorites. There are now two tournaments now, I want to beat myself well, Zverev said.