Alexander Zverev forehand French Open

‘I played incredible’ – Brilliant Alexander Zverev fancying his French Open chances

Alexander Zverev felt he ‘played incredible’ in his 6-4, 6-1, 6-1 demolition of Kei Nishikori at the French Open.

The German has looked in top form at Roland Garros so far, and he produced his best performance yet to book a spot in the quarter-finals.

“I played incredible,” Zverev said on court. “I played a very good match, but the tournament is not over.

“I’m in the quarterfinals so I hopefully have three more matches left and we’ll see how those go.

“I hope I continue playing the same way I did this match. Maybe even better.”

“Now we’re in the quarterfinals, there’s only eight of us left, and the opponents are not getting easier. You need to perform at your best, play at your best.”

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina now awaits Zverev in the last eight, and the German says he knows he can’t underestimate him.

“I mean, I have Davidovich Fokina for a reason,” Zverev said. “He won four matches, right? Let’s give him some credit where they deserve credit.

“You cannot be a bad player and be in the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam.”

Michael Graham, Editor, has been a professional sports journalist for his whole career and is especially passionate about tennis. He's been the Editor of for over 5 years and loves watching live tennis by visiting as many tournaments as possible. Michael specialises in writing in-depth features about the ATP & WTA tours.