German tennis star Alexander Zverev couldn’t help himself but shake his head and laugh after being called “Stefanos” during a press conference in Munich. After being called “Stefanos,” Zverev interuppted the reporter and asked with a smile on his face: “Did you just call me Stefanos.”
Zverev and Tsitsipas have formed quite a rivalry as they have several meetings on the biggest stage. Most recently, Zverev and Tsitsipas clashed in the Monte Carlo Masters semifinal. Unfortunately for Zverev, he didn’t have the best day at the office as Tsitsipas claimed a routine 6-4 6-2 win.
It was Tsitsipas’ seventh win over Zverev as he now leads their head-to-head 7-3.
Zverev wasn’t feeling his best against Tsitsipas
A match earlier, Zverev endured a three-hour thriller versus Jannik Sinner. Zverev, who was hampered by a leg issue during the Sinner match but managed to win, went out on the court to play Tsitsipas but barely stood a chance versus the Greek.
After the match, Zverev acknowledged he wasn’t nowhere near his best added he wasn’t taking anything away from Tsitsipas. “Yesterday was an amazing match and today I was pretty limited in everything I tried to do.
Already towards the end of the match against Sinner, I had some problems on my serve because of my leg. Today I felt limited, I have to say that yesterday I left a lot of energy on the court and it certainly didn’t help my leg.
In any case, Stefanos played ten times better than me and fully deserved the victory. I don’t have much more to say, I wish him the best for the final. However, it was a great week for me, I played some good matches,” Zverev said This week, Zverev was aiming to win his third Munich title.
Zverev won back-to-back Munich titles in 2017 and 2018. Unfortunately for Zverev, his Munich campaign didn’t last long as he suffered a shock defeat to Holger Rune in his opener at the tournament.