Alexander Zverev Australian Open

‘We both feel we can beat anyone,’ Alexander Zverev relishing Stefanos Tsitsipas clash

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Alexander Zverev says his semi-final matchup against Stefanos Tsitsipas at the Cincinnati Masters will be perfect preparation for the upcoming US Open.

The German star was in fine form in his quarter-final contest against Casper Ruud, beating the Norwegian 6-1 6-3 in 61 minutes to book a semi-final berth.

Tsitsipas on the other hand, won a three set encounter against Felix Auger-Aliassime to take his court time to six hours and 15 minutes after three matches (Two hours and 43 minutes longer than Zverev).

Zverev, who currently trails the Greek 6-2 in the career head-to-head, believes the match will be real test ahead of the US Open on 30 August.

“The matches are not going to get easier. I think Stef is somebody who is in incredible form right now and he’s looking forward to playing this match as well because we’re right in front of the US Open,” said Zverev.

“We should be playing our best tennis, and I think it’s going to be entertaining for all of us.

“When you’re in the semi-finals of a Masters, you’re playing your best tennis. I just feel like when I’m playing at my best, I can compete and beat anybody. But I think Stef feels the same way. The better player will win tomorrow and I’m looking forward to that.”

Alexander Zverev Australian Open
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