Alexander Zverev full of excuses as he suffers another Grand Slam disappointment at US Open
Alexander Zverev blamed the speed of the court, as well as an injury, as he suffered another Grand Slam failure in New York.
Zverev has never been as far as a quarter-final at a Grand Slam twice – both the French Open – and his bid to add a third in New York was ended by Diego Schwartzman.
It was a poor performance from Zverev, and that prompted him to question the quality of the court.
“The court was playing very low and very slow – the opposite to what I prefer,” Zverev said after his 3-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-3 defeat.
“I had some things bothering me because of the fall I had two days ago. I couldn’t practise freely, my right hip and back is swollen, but I haven’t suffered any fatigue.
“He [Schwartzman] was playing very aggressive and played very well.
“It’s been a much better week for me than the last two months so I can take some positives.”
Die-GO! 👊👊@dieschwartzman defeats Zverev and books his spot in the #USOpen QF!
He awaits the winner of Nadal/Cilic… pic.twitter.com/NRIsnxIHB3
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 2, 2019
Schwartzman added: “I think Alex had many problems with the serve.
“I’m a big returner and I took many chances and I think I played great tennis,” Schwartzman said.
Matteo Berrettini is also in the last eight after he beat Russian Andrey Rublev 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (8-6), and Gael Monfils continued his fine recent form by beating Pablo Andujar in straight sets.
Follow us on Twitter @T365Official and like our Facebook page.
Andy Murray makes clinical start to grass court season with Surbiton Trophy first round win
Andy Murray eased to a 6-3 6-2 win over Hyeon Chung powered by a pinpoint first serve.
Disqualified doubles pair divide opinion in French Open ball girl drama
The incident has split opinion but some feel there is no debate.
Novak Djokovic explains why his daughter wanted to meet Neymar ‘badly’
“It was a pleasure and an honour to meet them,” Djokovic.
Carlos Alcaraz vs Stefanos Tsitsipas at Roland Garros: ‘It’s game on’
Stefanos Tsitsipas ready for “one of the biggest obstacles” in tennis at the moment.
Daria Kasatkina ‘leaving Paris with a very bitter feeling’
The ninth seed respected Svitolina’s stance of not shaking hands with Russian players.
Novak Djokovic reveals his sleep routine – ‘I try to get my beauty sleep’
Novak Djokovic is a “pretty deep sleeper”.
Follow the 2023 French Open with T365’s scores and results centre…
Catch the action from Roland Garros…
Aryna Sabalenka overcomes ‘crazy nightmare’ against Sloane Stephens
Aryna Sabalenka holds her nerve during “crazy” match.
Novak Djokovic hopes to see Rafael Nadal on court in 2024 – ‘We want to see a healthy Rafa’
“I really hope that his rehabilitation process can go well.”
French Open day eight: Daddy Novak Djokovic gets family support, it starts with love for Elina Svitolina
The story of the eighth day of action from Roland Garros.