- Tennis fans were shocked at the Australian Open as Alexander Zverev beat world number 2 Carlos Alcaraz
- Zverev made it look easy as Alcaraz struggled against the German
- Zverev is now set to play Daniil Medvedev in a semi-final clash
World number 1 Novak Djokovic and World number 2 Carlos Alcaraz were the top favourites in the men’s singles division to win the 2024 Australian Open. Alcaraz faced Germany’s Alexander Zverev who is ranked 6 in the world in the quarter-finals and fans expected the Spaniard to come out on top.
Zverev Makes It Look Easy As He Takes Down Alcaraz
Alexander Zverev surprised everyone at the quarter-finals including Alcaraz as he put on an excellent display of tennis and at one point looked like he was going to take out Alcaraz in straight sets. His serve was on point and Alcaraz struggled to find his rhythm and that resulted in him losing the first two sets.
The 26 year old Zverev got his first serve right and landed 89 percent of them while the 20 year old Alcaraz could only get 55 percent of his first serves in and that proved to be a huge difference in the end result.
Zverev got a little ahead of himself as he came closer to winning the game and ended up dropping the third set in a tie breaker. However, he did not let that break him mentally and made sure he never let Alcaraz back in the game as he ended up winning in four sets, finishing Alcaraz 6-1 6-3 6-7 6-4.
This is the biggest win of Zverev’s career till date and he will now face Daniil Medvedev in a semi-final clash. The other semi-final will see defending champion Novak Djokovic take on Jannik Sinner.
Zverev Wants Australian Open Fans To Support Him
Zverev knows he has another massive challenge against Medvedev as he has struggled to beat him in the past. He has lost 5 out of the last 6 matches against Medvedev and has an overall 7-11 record against Medvedev who is ranked 3 in the world.
Zverev acknowledged his struggles against Medvedev and said
He’s been kicking my ass in recent matches. I’m hoping that this will be the place that that changes. We the players say that the US Open has the loudest crowd, but I think the Australian Open crowd is the best. They have real tennis knowledge. They are respectful, they know when to be loud, when to be quiet. I hope I can get some support for the match with Medvedev.