Alexander Zverev rips ATP after Madrid final loss

German tennis star Alexander Zverev ripped the ATP following a Madrid Masters final loss, saying the job they were doing with the scheduling throughout the week was extremely poor. On Friday night, Zverev finished his quarterfinal match against Felix Auger-Aliassime at around 1am local time.

The following day, Zverev took to the court at around 11pm for his semifinal match against Stefanos Tsitsipas. Zverev managed to beat Tsitsipas but he looked off during the Madrid final as Carlos Alcaraz demolished the German 6-3 6-1.

“The ATP’s job was an absolute disgrace this week. Two days ago I went to bed at 4:00, 4:30 am. Yesterday I went to bed at 5:20 am,” Zverev said, per Jose Morgado. “You know, if any normal person goes to bed one night at 4am, the next night at 5am, it will be a tough time just to be awake for them.

And for me to play a final against Alcaraz, who for me is the best player in the world right now, in a M1000 event, the next day, it is tough.”

Zverev: I had no coordination in the Madrid final

“I had no coordination today.

I had no coordination on my serve, I had no coordination on my groundstrokes. I missed two overheads that were super easy because I see the ball, and everything is moving in my eyes,” Zverev added.

Also, Zverev called out those who are criticizing for something he hasn’t been proved guilty of legally.

As you probably know, Zverev’s ex-girlfriend Olya Sharypova accused the German of domestic violence. The ATP is investigating the incident as Zverev has claimed his innocence from Day 1. “Until you prove yourself innocent you are guilty in the world that we live in now, which is not very fair at times.

I hope the whole thing is coming to an end at some point, and then I can also play calmly and be focused in tennis,” Zverev said.

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