Alexander Zverev plays a backhand at French Open 2020

“I’m not going the sexual way” Alexander Zverev reveals his favourite (tennis) balls

He likes Dunlop but doesn’t like Babolat. That’s what Alexander Zverev had to say when asked if he likes the new ball they are playing with at the French Open this year


Alexxnder Zverev had just come through an intense and long 5 set battle with French hope Pierre-Hugues Herbert when he was asked by journalist, Jonathan Pinfield, what he thought about the somewhat controversial new Wilson ball being played with at Roland Garros this year.

Zverev answered, “I’m not going to go the sexual way with this question, even though I could!. For me the best clay court ball is the Dunlop ball and for me the worst clay court ball is the Babolat ball. So this (Wilson) is somewhere in between. The conditions make it heavy as well. We are playing in 10 degrees and rain most of the time so i’m not sure that the Babolat ball would be flying much here right now”.

Alexander Zverev now faces Italian Marco Cecchinato in the third round with the winner playing wither Italian youngster Jannik Sinner or relatively unknown Federico Coria from Argentina.  Zverev beat Cecchinato in their only meeting so far in the fist round at the Australian Open earlier this year.


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