Alexander Zverev definitely is one talented guy. The German tennis giant just had a great run at the Olympics. He won the final against Karen Khachanov from the Russian Olympic Committee and claimed bright gold. He is the only second German athlete to achieve the feat after Steffi Graf’s triumph in the 1988 Olympics. Before the Tokyo campaign, he was ranked World Number 5!! But how did his Olympic campaign pan out? Here’s a look: –
Olympic Campaign: –
In the first round, he defeated YH Lu from Chinese Taipei. The scoreline read 6-1,6-3 at the end. Next up was Daniel Galan from Colombia. Daniel lost the game 6-2,6-2. The third round saw Zverev against Basilashvili from Georgia. The Georgian lost the bout in the third set! Jeremy Chardy was then next up! Zverev defeated Chardy too. The semifinal game was one that Zverev was going to remember for life. Zverev defeated World Number 1 Djokovic in the semifinal. Defeating Djokovic, 1-6,6-3,6-1, Zverev had his eyes set on the gold. For the gold, Zverev defeated Khachanov in straight sets!!
Expression of dissatisfaction: –
In a recent interview, before his initiating game at the Western & Southern Open, Zverev said that he is still delighted over winning the Olympic gold as it is one of the biggest things that can happen in any sport as players are not only competing for themselves but also the country.
This is what Zverev expressed when he spoke to the press,
“Am I still on Cloud Nine now? Yeah, a little bit,” Zverev said in the pre-tournament press conference as quoted by www.atptour.com. “Winning that medal is the biggest thing that can happen in any sport because the Olympics are very special. You’re not only competing for yourself; you’re competing for a lot of people.”
I am extremely hungry. I’m not satisfied yet.”
I’m extremely happy to see so many people because I have always said that live sports and sports, in general, need spectators. After all, the spectators bring emotions,” Zverev said. “I think it’s great to see the crowd back. It’s great to see that life is slowly going back to normal. I think a lot of people have missed that.”