Alexander Zverev upsets Alcaraz to move to the Australian Open Semis

Alexander Zverev

German Alexander Zverev shocked Carlos Alcaraz to make it to the Australian Open semis. It was a sublime demonstration of serve and volley game that ensured a 6-1, 6-3, 6-7(2), 6-4 win this Wednesday. The German landed an incredible 94 of his 111 1st  serves in his 3-hour, 5-minute battle.

Even as Alcaraz seemed poised for a remarkable return, Alexander Zverev displayed great perseverance and composure to ensure a victory at the end. It is his 7th Grand Slam semifinal and he is up against Daniil Medvedev, the mercurial Russian. Zverev will have to muster all his renowned accuracy if he is to have any semblance of a chance.

Alcaraz was at the receiving end for most of the time. He found his true game right at the end and won a 3rd-set tiebreaker to kindle hopes of a comeback. He let loose a mind-numbing flurry of impossible winners.

Alexander Zverev admits that his nerves almost got the better of him when he was 5-2 up in the third set. But he says he was glad that he got home safely at the end. He pointed out that he fought back hard in the final set and did not give Alvarez a chance to make a comeback.

Alexander Zverev Had A Tough Journey To The Semis

Alexander Zverev’s journey to the semifinals had been tough and tough him 14 hours on the court. Alcaraz had instead roared through his lineup and was the firm favorite against Zverev.

But Alexander Zverev turned predictions on its head and caught the Spaniard cold. He came out in full fury lost only 2 points on his serve and took the first sets easily. The German missed out on only 4 1st serves in his first two sets. Two breaks in the 2nd set sealed ensured he won two sets on the trot. In the fourth set, Alexander Zverev broke set at 4 each and managed to win a remarkable victory.