‘It’s been a tough few months for me,’ admits Alexander Zverev after Roland Garros scare

Michael Graham
Alexander Zverev looks on PA

Alexander Zverev has admitted he has had a tough few months, both personally and professionally, following his dramatic French Open win over John Millman.

The German looked set for a great 2019 when he won last season’s ATP Finals in November, but he has struggled to get going to all this year.

He threw away a two-set lead against Millman before winning it in the decider, but it was relief more than anything that seemed to grip him.

“It’s been a few not easy weeks, easy months for me, personally as well,” Zverev, who sank to his knees on court for a moment of reflection after the match, said.

“So I just reminded myself that I’m still one of the best tennis players in the world and just reminded myself a little bit that everything is good and [that I’m going] to get another opportunity to play here in the second round and just point out some positive things.”

Meanwhile, Dusan Lajovic, who could be the first seeded player that Zverev faces in this year’s competition, is safely through after beating Thiago Monteiro 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.

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