AP | , Rome
PUBLISHED ON MAY 14, 2021 07:27 PM IST
Zverev had beaten Nadal in straight sets at the same stage in Madrid a week ago but their latest meeting went the Spaniard’s way from the start.
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2021 01:42 PM IST
- Matteo Berrettini came up short in his maiden ATP Masters 1000 final on Sunday but the Italian said his performances in Madrid have given him belief he deserves to be competing for top-level titles against the best players in men's tennis.
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2021 07:58 AM IST
Alexander Zverev underlined his credentials as a French Open title contender with a battling 6-7(8) 6-4 6-3 victory over Italian Matteo Berrettini.
PTI | , Madrid
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2021 10:05 PM IST
Thiem returned to action at the Madrid Open after taking a break to recharge ahead of the French Open later this month.
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2021 11:10 AM IST
- Alexander Zverev, who beat top seed and tournament favourite Rafa Nadal in straight sets in the quarter-finals on Friday, will meet Matteo Berrettini in Sunday's final.
PTI | , Madrid
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2021 10:42 PM IST
The No. 6-ranked Zverev defeated No. 4 Thiem 6-3, 6-4 to reach the final again after beating Thiem for the 2018 title.
AP | , Madrid
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 09:34 PM IST
- The sixth-ranked German beat Nadal for the first time on clay and for the third time in a row overall. Zverev broke Nadal’s serve twice in the first set and once in the second. His previous two wins over Nadal were on indoor hard courts.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 24, 2021 08:58 AM IST
The 23-year-old German, who for years has been touted as the future of the sport, came tantalizingly close to hoisting the championship trophy at September's final in Flushing Meadows but ultimately fell to Dominic Thiem in a five-set thriller.
Reuters | , Mexico City
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 01:25 PM IST
The 23-year-old German lost the final of the hardcourt tournament to Nick Kyrgios in 2019 and quickly went 4-1 down to the Greek top seed on Sunday, at one point completely missing the ball when attempting an overhead smash.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 08:43 PM IST
Medvedev had 25 unforced errors against Lajovic's 12, along with eight double faults, and he broke his racket in frustration. The third-ranked Russian last played Feb. 21 in his straight-sets loss to Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open final.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2021 07:33 PM IST
The top-ranked Novac Djokovic has never lost at Melbourne Park after making it to the last four.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 04:28 PM IST
Zverev needed five sets to beat Lajovic in each of their two previous meetings at the French Open, but the 23-year-old was in a more ruthless mood on Margaret Court Arena and sealed victory with his 15th ace.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 06:09 PM IST
Zverev hit six more winners than Cressy, who is ranked 172nd, with 11 unforced errors to his opponent's 30, breaking the American's serve once in each of the first two sets and twice in the third.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2021 03:41 PM IST
Struff was Germany's hero, having earlier won the No. 2 singles against Dusan Lajovic, before teaming with Zverev to seal the tie for Germany 2-1, knocking out the defending champion.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2021 02:01 PM IST
A select group of players, also including Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka and Dominic Thiem, enjoyed stays in higher-end Adelaide hotels for their obligatory 14 days of isolation than the rest of the players sequestered in more modest Melbourne hotels.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2021 12:21 PM IST
Zverev added former world number three Ferrer to his coaching team around the middle of 2020 and reached his maiden Grand Slam final at the U.S. Open, where he went down to Dominic Thiem after winning the first two sets.
London | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 06:31 AM IST
Daniil Madvedev and Dominic Thiem are part of a group of up-and-coming men that also includes Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev and Andrey Rublev, all of whom are showing signs they’re for real and ready to take the next steps.
LONDON | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON NOV 21, 2020 09:21 AM IST
Defeat by Russian Daniil Medvedev had left the five-time champion needing to beat Germany’s Zverev to avoid a group stage exit and he obliged with a relatively comfortable win.
London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 09:59 PM IST
Djokovic will finish second in the Tokyo Group, named after the first edition of the season-ending tournament 50 years ago, and with Spanish world number two Rafa Nadal finishing second in the London Group, they have avoided a semi-final clash.
London | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 11:54 AM IST
Medvedev, who lost all three of his group matches last year on his tournament debut, has now beaten Djokovic in three of their last four meetings.
LONDON | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 11:10 PM IST
Zverev, coming off what he had described as one of his worst matches of the season in his opening loss to Medvedev on Monday, led 3-1 in the second set before his Argentine opponent battled back with two breaks.
London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 08:05 AM IST
The 24-year-old’s 6-3 6-4 win put him joint top of the Tokyo Group alongside world number one Novak Djokovic, who put on a masterclass to trounce debutant Diego Schwartzman 6-3 6-2.
Associated Press | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 11:05 PM IST
The seventh-ranked Zverev was asked about it during a news conference ahead of the ATP Finals that begin Sunday in London. He has previously denied the accusations on social media and in brief comments, but elaborated Friday.
Paris | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 11:02 PM IST
The third-seeded Russian secured just his second win against the fourth-seeded Zverev in seven matches, and his previous victory against the imposing German was also in a Masters final last year in Shanghai.
PARIS | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 09:51 AM IST
The 20-time Grand Slam champion broke back after falling 4-2 behind in the second set but it was a brief comeback as the 23-year-old Zverev stole his serve again in the 11th game.
Paris | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2020 10:12 AM IST
Carreño Busta was visited by a doctor after the second set but continued to play well and beat 186th-ranked qualifier Daniel Altmaier 6-2 7-5 6-2 at Court Philippe Chatrier.
Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2020 08:04 PM IST
The 19-year-old, who will also be the youngest male player since Novak Djokovic in 2006 to feature in the last eight at Roland Garros, will face 12-times champion Nadal for a place in the semi-finals.
Mumbai | By Rutvick Mehta
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 09:08 PM IST
The Bryan brothers talk of the US Open, Osaka’s activism, the golden generation of doubles, and that old, old question: who invented the chest bump?
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Rutvick Mehta
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 07:31 AM IST
Nadal, at 19 wins, pulled out due to the Covid-19 situation while Djokovic, world No.1 and expected to make this his 18th Slam win, was expelled in the fourth round after a ball he hit in anger struck a line judge.
NEW YORK | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 10:26 AM IST
“I was super close to being a Grand Slam champion. I was a few games away, maybe a few points away,” he told reporters. “I don’t think it’s my last chance. I do believe that I will be a Grand Slam champion at some point.”