This was a real achievement! But after all, Alexander Zverev is in the quarterfinals of the US Open. The German tennis star defeated Jannik Sinner, who was also ill, 6:4, 3:6, 6:2, 4:6, 6:3. The Olympic champion reached the US Open quarterfinals for the third time. The Hamburg native will now face defending champion Carlos Alcaraz.
“I think I can say I’m back,” Zverev said after the win against Sinner. “I don’t know how I did it. I was completely tired in the fourth set. “This is one of the best moments of my career after my comeback,” said the German, who wanted to do everything he could against Carlos Alcaraz.
However, the round of 16 victory was overshadowed by a scandal! Alexander Zverev was badly insulted by a spectator. The fan is said to have insulted Zverev by calling him “Hitler’s worst punishment”. “This is unacceptable, this is unbelievable.”
Additionally, according to Bild, Zverev reported: “They started singing Hitler’s anthem, ‘Deutschland, Deutschland über Allis’. It was a very nice thing. I like it when the fans are loud and passionate. But you have to be respectful. Gotta keep it. I’m German and we’re not proud of this part of our history. He was sitting in one of the front rows and a lot of people heard this. I had to do something.’
After this the Olympic champion complained to the referee. During the break that followed, referee James Keothavong identified the man in the stadium. After this the fan was thrown out of the stadium.
Carlos Alcaraz showed no weakness at the US Open! The Spaniard continues to advance and is now in the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam tournament. Alcaraz defeated Italian surprise Matteo Arnaldi in three sets 6:3, 6:3, 6:4 on Monday. The top-seeded Spaniard will now face the winner of the match between Alexander Zverev and Jannik Sinner.
“The intensity was high from the first point to the last point. I played a very solid match, played my game,” Alcaraz said. The young tennis star (20) is in the quarterfinals in New York for the third consecutive time. He looked confident from the start against Arnaldo and suffered a break early in the third set due to the roof of the Arthur Ashe Stadium being closed.