“Most Difficult Match Against Novak Djokovic”- Alexander Zverev Hopes for Semifinal Ticket After Defeating Diego Schwartzman

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Alexander Zverev registered his first win at the ATP Finals 2020. In a match that went till the last set, World No.7 managed to defeat Diego Schwartzman. Fans were suspecting a comeback after Diego bounced back strongly in the second set. However, Zverev did not repeat his mistakes and won the last set comfortably. The final scoreline of the match was 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.

Sascha looked much more relaxed this time in the post-match interview. Asked about his performance in the game, he was happy with the way he played.

“Yeah, it was much better than on Monday (against Daniil Medvedev). I mean Diego is a very difficult player and he deserves to be here. You know, there are no easy matches. But, I’m happy to give myself a chance to go to the semi-finals and I’m excited for Friday. Friday’s going to be the most difficult match against Novak. So yeah, I’m looking forward to it,” said a cheerful Zverev.

It was a much-needed win for Zverev to bring him back to the tournament. However, in order to reach the semis of the ATP Finals 2020, he has to beat Novak Djokovic, whom he defeated at the finals of the same tournament in 2018.

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“Need to win every match otherwise am out”- Alexander Zverev

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Germany’s Alexander Zverev in action during his group stage match against Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs

Asked about his next match against Djokovic, Zverev told in the interview that he was ready to take on the World No.1. He was feeling confident and believed that he just needed to play with the same positive mindset.

“Right now, it’s just a regular tournament for me. I need to win every match otherwise am out. So, I’m gonna go in with the mindset with which I went in today and I did my job. And, I hope I can do it again on Friday,” added the 23-year-old Sascha.

A defeat from here will surely knock Zverev out of the tournament. Although he has gained his momentum back, he has to be brilliant in his upcoming match against Novak Djokovic. Fans expect an amazing match between the two on Friday.

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