German Stalwart Alexander Zverev reached a remarkable milestone in his ATP career. That was he registered his 300th win after a three sets(6-2, 3-6, 6-2) victory over Australian Alex de Minaur at the Vienna Open 2021.
“I started on the Tour when I was 16 years old and now being 24, I’m still quite young, so I’m quite happy to have this achievement at an early stage in my career. Hopefully, there are a lot more coming,” Zverev said in the post-match interview in Vienna.
He further added, “This is definitely a massive milestone for me.”
Most notably, wildcard entrant Zverev marked his first ATP tour-level win against Robin Haase at the 2014 Hamburg Open.
The 24-year-old recalled, “the most memorable one is the first one against Haase in Hamburg when I was 17. [I would also say my] first win against Roger in Halle because it was in Germany as well… and I think the first tournament victory was against Stan in St. Petersburg [in 2016].”
Alexander Zverev Storms Into The Quarterfinals at The Erste Bank Open 2021
After an hour and 42-minute tight battle against Minaur, Zverev entered into his 10th quarterfinal of the 2021 season.
Speaking about the encounter against the Australian, No.2 seed Zverev explained, “I missed too many chances in the second set, I can’t do that. I was rushing maybe a little bit too much. I made too many unforced errors then and credit to Alex because he picked up his level.”
German also emphasised, “He saw his chance and he used it, so credit to him. But in the third set, I picked it up again, and I’m happy [it went] my way.”
In the quarterfinals, Alexander Zverev faces Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime. Moreover, Zverev leads Felix 3-1 in their head-to-head series. In the most recent meeting, World No.12 stunned World No.4 in the five-setter at 2021 Wimbledon.
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