STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Sixth seed Alexander Zverev fights back to reach French Open second round

Last year's US Open runner-up, a two-time Roland Garros quarter-finalist, will next face either Russian Roman Safiullin or Spain's Carlos Taberner, who are also both qualifiers.

Published: 31st May 2021 12:30 PM  |   Last Updated: 31st May 2021 12:30 PM   |  A+A-

Germany's Alexander Zverev returns the ball to compatriot Oscar Otte during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium. (Photo | AP)

By AFP

PARIS: Germany's Alexander Zverev battled back from two sets down to beat compatriot and qualifier Oscar Otte 3-6, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-0 and reach the French Open second round on Sunday.

Last year's US Open runner-up, a two-time Roland Garros quarter-finalist, will next face either Russian Roman Safiullin or Spain's Carlos Taberner, who are also both qualifiers.

The 24-year-old Zverev was in serious danger of following fourth seed Dominic Thiem out at the first hurdle, but found his groove in the third set and then raced to victory.

It was his seventh win from as many five-set matches at Roland Garros.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp