Alexander Zverev French Open 2021

‘I was too happy in 2018, it was a problem,’ admits Zverev at French Open

Alexander Zverev is positive about reaching the quarter-finals but assured everyone that he has his sights set further ahead.

The German reached the quarter-finals of the French Open for a third time in his career after defeating Kei Nishikori 6-4, 6-1, 6-1, but he is not yet content with his results.

“2018 was my first ever quarter-final at a Grand Slam,” Zverev described in his post-match press conference. “So it was kind of a different experience.

“I’m very happy to be in the quarter-finals. But, I think I was much much happier in 2018, which was a problem. And also the long matches then ended up in an injury, in the quarter-finals against Thiem.”

Zverev was 21 at the time, coming through three consecutive five set matches before falling in straight sets to eventual finalist Thiem.

Zverev made the quarter-finals again the following year, this time losing to Novak Djokovic in straight sets.

“So yeah, I mean I’m here, but, I obviously don’t wanna stop. I’m already thinking about the next match.”

Alexander Zverev will next face Alejandro Davidovich Fokina for a place in the semi-finals.