Wien – Olympic tennis champion Alexander Zverev has reached the final at the indoor tournament in Vienna. The 24-year-old from Hamburg prevailed 6: 3, 6: 3 against the newly promoted Spanish Carlos Alcaraz in the first semi-final.
After only 69 minutes, Zverev converted his second match point. In the final on Sunday (2 p.m.) he will face the American Frances Tiafoe, who defeated the Italian Jannick Sinner 3: 6, 7: 5, 6: 2. Zverev is number two in the hard court tournament in the Wiener Stadthalle, which is endowed with 1.974 million euros.
Zverev flirted with the spectators while still on the square. “I’m going to have a schnitzel tonight … with french fries, of course. Sophia tells me all the time, how can you eat so much junk all the time and still be so thin? Yes, I just move around the field for 18 hours a day, but the schnitzel has to be today, “said Zverev about his preparation for the final.
Zverev enjoys the atmosphere in Vienna
Zverev presents itself very relaxed in Vienna not only thanks to its new girlfriend, the 32-year-old actress Sophia Thomalla. He justified this with the atmosphere in the town hall. “I just enjoy playing in a full stadium again after the Corona period, something that I missed a lot. I need the energy and am also impulsive on the pitch. “
For Zverev, Sunday is about his fifth title this year after Acapulco, Madrid, the Olympic Games and Cincinnati. The increase in the game against Alcaraz compared to the previous week in Vienna was striking. “That was the best match I played this week. I haven’t played so well all week. I had extreme problems from the baseline, today I warmed up for an hour and a half and finally found my rhythm. I hope it stays that way for tomorrow, ”said Zverev at ServusTV.