After the very unhealthy damage sustained through the semifinal of the Roland Garros 2022 towards Rafael Nadal, the German tennis participant Alexander Zverev needed to say cease to final season. Sasha returned to the courtroom solely in 2023.For the previous world quantity two, the return to the courts was gradual and at instances optimistic.
The participant got here again in a semifinal at Grand Slam stage: a 12 months after the damage, he is without doubt one of the finest 4 on the Roland Garros 2023.On this event, nonetheless, he was defeated by world quantity 4 Casper Ruud. The knockout towards the Norwegian is only one of ten suffered by Alexander Zverev this season.Zverev has by no means received towards a High-10 in 2023.
The final defeat got here in Bastad, within the Swedish 250 event: elimination suffered within the quarterfinals by Andrey Rublev, at the moment quantity 7 on the planet.
Alexander Zverev hasn’t damaged any top-10 in 2023
The record of defeats suffered begins from the United Cup, the brand new combined nationwide workforce event that changed the ATP Cup between December 2022 and January 2023.It begins with the knockout suffered by Taylor Fritz, US primary.
Along with the American, Alexander Zverev’s gamers who beat him had been additionally Casper Ruud, talked about first on the French Open, and Carlos Alcaraz, within the quarter-final match of the Masters 1000 in Madrid.For the winner of the 2021 ATP Finals, nonetheless, Russia is his important enemy.
Of the ten defeats towards a prime 10, two are by the hands of his good friend, a local of Moscow, Andrey Rublev: one on laborious courts in Dubai, within the semifinal, one on clay in Bastad.Three, nonetheless, had been inflicted on him by former world primary Daniil Medvedev.
For the Russian primary three victories over the German, all three in 1000 stage tournaments: on the laborious courts of Indian Wells, on the purple clay-courts of Monte Carlo and eventually in Rome.Now the German participant will give attention to teh North American hard-court season, on a floor during which he gained a Slam closing, misplaced in 2020 towards Dominic Thiem.