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Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates as he plays Germany's Alexander Zverev, during their quarter-final match at the Italian Open tennis tournament(AP)

Nadal ends losing streak against Zverev with win in Rome

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.
Italy's Matteo Berrettini in action against Germany's Alexander Zverev during the men's final match at the Madrid Open.(AP)
Italy's Matteo Berrettini in action against Germany's Alexander Zverev during the men's final match at the Madrid Open.(AP)

Berrettini hopes Madrid ATP 1000 final was the first of many

Reuters |
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.
Germany's Alexander Zverev celebrates with the trophy after winning the Madrid Open.(REUTERS)
Germany's Alexander Zverev celebrates with the trophy after winning the Madrid Open.(REUTERS)

Zverev downs Berrettini to clinch second Madrid crown

Reuters |
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.
Austria's Dominic Thiem(REUTERS)
Austria's Dominic Thiem(REUTERS)

Thiem feeling optimistic again after Madrid boost

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.
Germany's Alexander Zverev celebrates winning his semi-final match against Austria's Dominic Thiem.(REUTERS)
Germany's Alexander Zverev celebrates winning his semi-final match against Austria's Dominic Thiem.(REUTERS)

Zverev puts on Madrid masterclass to book Berrettini clash in final

Reuters |
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.
Germany's Alexander Zverev, left, embraces Austria's Dominic Thiem after winning the semi-final match at the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament.(AP)
Germany's Alexander Zverev, left, embraces Austria's Dominic Thiem after winning the semi-final match at the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament.(AP)

Zverev beats Thiem to return to Madrid Open 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.
Germany's Alexander Zverev returns the ball to Spain's Rafael Nadal during their match at the Mutua Madrid Open.(AP)
Germany's Alexander Zverev returns the ball to Spain's Rafael Nadal during their match at the Mutua Madrid Open.(AP)

Alexander Zverev beats Nadal in straight sets at Madrid Open

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.
Germany's Alexander Zverev in action(REUTERS)
Germany's Alexander Zverev in action(REUTERS)

Zverev even hungrier after brush with Grand Slam glory

Reuters |
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.
Acapulco: Germany's Alexander Zverev kisses his trophy as confetti falls, after he defeated Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final match to win the Mexican Open tennis tournament in Acapulco, Mexico, Saturday, March 20, 2021. AP/PTI(AP03_21_2021_000035B)(AP)
Acapulco: Germany's Alexander Zverev kisses his trophy as confetti falls, after he defeated Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final match to win the Mexican Open tennis tournament in Acapulco, Mexico, Saturday, March 20, 2021. AP/PTI(AP03_21_2021_000035B)(AP)

Zverev beats Tsitsipas to win Mexican Open in Acapulco 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.
Russia's Daniil Medvedev(AP)
Russia's Daniil Medvedev(AP)

Medvedev, Zverev eliminated in 1st round in Rotterdam

PTI |
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.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic in action in his quarter-final match against Germany's Alexander Zverev(REUTERS)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic in action in his quarter-final match against Germany's Alexander Zverev(REUTERS)

Australian Open: Djokovic beat Alexander Zverev, advances to semifinal

AP |
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.
Tennis - Australian Open - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 14, 2021 Germany's Alexander Zverev in action during his fourth round match against Serbia's Dusan Lajovic REUTERS/Jaimi Joy(REUTERS)
Tennis - Australian Open - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 14, 2021 Germany's Alexander Zverev in action during his fourth round match against Serbia's Dusan Lajovic REUTERS/Jaimi Joy(REUTERS)

Zverev reaches last eight with easy win over Lajovic

Reuters |
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.
Australian Open - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 10, 2021 Germany's Alexander Zverev in action during his second round match against Maxime Cressy of the U.S.(REUTERS)
Australian Open - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 10, 2021 Germany's Alexander Zverev in action during his second round match against Maxime Cressy of the U.S.(REUTERS)

Zverev cruises past American qualifier Cressy into third round

Reuters |
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.
Alexander Zverev
Alexander Zverev

Zverev, Struff seal Germany's spot in ATP Cup semi-finals

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.
FILE PHOTO: Germany's Alexander Zverev.(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Germany's Alexander Zverev.(REUTERS)

No complaints but quarantine differentials were a mistake - Zverev

Reuters |
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.
Germany's Alexander Zverev.(Action Images via Reuters)
Germany's Alexander Zverev.(Action Images via Reuters)

German Zverev splits with coach Ferrer ahead of new season

Reuters |
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.
Tennis - ATP Finals - The O2, London, Britain - November 22, 2020 Russia's Daniil Medvedev with the trophy after winning the final match against Austria's Dominic Thiem(REUTERS)
Tennis - ATP Finals - The O2, London, Britain - November 22, 2020 Russia's Daniil Medvedev with the trophy after winning the final match against Austria's Dominic Thiem(REUTERS)

Medvedev, Thiem get tennis set for intriguing 2021

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.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic after winning his group stage match against Germany's Alexander Zverev.(Action Images via Reuters)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic after winning his group stage match against Germany's Alexander Zverev.(Action Images via Reuters)

Djokovic reaches ATP Finals semis, Nadal showdown still on

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.
Tennis - ATP Finals - The O2, London, Britain - November 20, 2020 Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his group stage match against Germany's Alexander Zverev REUTERS/Toby Melville(REUTERS)
Tennis - ATP Finals - The O2, London, Britain - November 20, 2020 Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his group stage match against Germany's Alexander Zverev REUTERS/Toby Melville(REUTERS)

Djokovic reaches ATP Finals semis, Nadal showdown still on

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.
Novak Djokovic reacts after losing to Daniil Medvedev.(Getty Images)
Novak Djokovic reacts after losing to Daniil Medvedev.(Getty Images)

Medvedev beats Djokovic to reach semis at ATP Finals

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.
Tennis - ATP Finals - The O2, London, Britain - November 18, 2020 Germany's Alexander Zverev reacts during his group stage match against Argentina's Diego Schwartzman REUTERS/Toby Melville(REUTERS)
Tennis - ATP Finals - The O2, London, Britain - November 18, 2020 Germany's Alexander Zverev reacts during his group stage match against Argentina's Diego Schwartzman REUTERS/Toby Melville(REUTERS)

Zverev grinds out 3-set win over Schwartzman in ATP Finals

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.
Russia's Daniil Medvedev reacts during his group stage match against Germany's Alexander Zverev.(REUTERS)
Russia's Daniil Medvedev reacts during his group stage match against Germany's Alexander Zverev.(REUTERS)

Medvedev notches first win at ATP Finals, Djokovic up next

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.
FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 file photo, Germany's Alexander Zverev returns the ball to Spain's Rafael Nadal during their semifinal of the Paris Masters tennis tournament in Paris. German tennis player Alexander Zverev gave a more detailed denial of domestic abuse allegations made by a former girlfriend, saying Friday Nov. 13, 2020, “that's not who I am.” (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)(AP)
FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 file photo, Germany's Alexander Zverev returns the ball to Spain's Rafael Nadal during their semifinal of the Paris Masters tennis tournament in Paris. German tennis player Alexander Zverev gave a more detailed denial of domestic abuse allegations made by a former girlfriend, saying Friday Nov. 13, 2020, “that's not who I am.” (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)(AP)

Zverev denies domestic abuse allegations: ‘Not who I am’

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.
Russia's Daniil Medvedev poses with his trophy after the Paris Masters tennis tournament final, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020 in Paris. Daniil Medvedev won the Paris Masters for the first time by beating Germany's Alexander Zverev 5-7, 6-4, 6-1 on Sunday for his eighth career title and third at a Masters event.(AP)
Russia's Daniil Medvedev poses with his trophy after the Paris Masters tennis tournament final, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020 in Paris. Daniil Medvedev won the Paris Masters for the first time by beating Germany's Alexander Zverev 5-7, 6-4, 6-1 on Sunday for his eighth career title and third at a Masters event.(AP)

Medvedev beats Zverev to win his 1st Paris Masters final

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.
Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts during his semi final match against Germany's Alexander Zverev.(REUTERS)
Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts during his semi final match against Germany's Alexander Zverev.(REUTERS)

Zverev stops Nadal to set up Medvedev final in Paris

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.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic in action during his fourth round match against Russia's Karen Khachanov.(REUTERS)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic in action during his fourth round match against Russia's Karen Khachanov.(REUTERS)

Carreño Busta, Djokovic get rematch in Paris

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.
Italy's Jannik Sinner celebrates winning his fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Germany's Alexander Zverev in four sets, 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020.(AP)
Italy's Jannik Sinner celebrates winning his fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Germany's Alexander Zverev in four sets, 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020.(AP)

Teenager Sinner downs Zverev to reach last eight in Paris

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.
Bryan Brothers.(Getty Images)
Bryan Brothers.(Getty Images)

“Leander was doing it when we were in diapers”

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?
Sep 13 2020; Flushing Meadows, New York, USA; Dominic Thiem of Austria celebrates with the championship trophy after his match against Alexander Zverev of Germany (not pictured) in the men's singles final match on day fourteen of the 2020 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY(USA TODAY Sports)
Sep 13 2020; Flushing Meadows, New York, USA; Dominic Thiem of Austria celebrates with the championship trophy after his match against Alexander Zverev of Germany (not pictured) in the men's singles final match on day fourteen of the 2020 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY(USA TODAY Sports)

With Dominic Thiem’s US Open triumph, tennis bridges a Major generation gap

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: Dominic Thiem, of Austria, right, and Alexander Zverev, of Germany, pose for photos after the men's singles final of the US Open tennis championships, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in New York. Thiem defeated Zverev in a tiebreaker. AP/ PTI Photo(AP14-09-2020_000005A)(AP)
New York: Dominic Thiem, of Austria, right, and Alexander Zverev, of Germany, pose for photos after the men's singles final of the US Open tennis championships, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in New York. Thiem defeated Zverev in a tiebreaker. AP/ PTI Photo(AP14-09-2020_000005A)(AP)

Zverev left reeling after Grand Slam slips through his fingers

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.”
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