'He's Beast, He's Animal': Alcaraz's Physicality Praised By Zverev After Roland Garros Final

'He's Beast, He's Animal': Alcaraz's Physicality Praised By Zverev After Roland Garros Final

by Zachary Wimer

Alexander Zverev was very complimentary of Carlos Alcaraz after their Roland Garros final, calling him a 'beast.'

The young Spaniard is certainly a very physically imposing player, especially with the way he plays. He's quick around the court, capable of hitting some incredible shots and generating a lot of power.

He's also very fit, which allows him to battle for hours in the sun without feeling it too much, as he showed in the Roland Garros final. It was a long and hard battle, with Zverev holding an edge after three sets, but the Spaniard prevailed with a furious fourth and fifth set.

After the match, Zverev conceded defeat, admitting that while they were both physically strong, the Spaniard was a beast.

"We're both physically strong, but he's a beast. He's an animal for sure, and then the intensity that he plays tennis is different towards other people. He can do so many different things."

"I think he changed his tactics a lot in the 5th set, started to play a lot higher, a lot deeper so I couldn't create as much power."

The tactics changes will certainly be discussed for a long time because the script completely flipped when Alcaraz started employing moonballs. Zverev had no idea how to counter it in the fifth set, which is why the score of that set says 6-2 for Alcaraz.

"He's a fantastic player. Physically he's fantastic so you know I have to look at myself and at the team that I have and see what I can do to become at the same level."

In the end, Zverev said that he'll need to go back to his team and see what he can do to reach Alcaraz's level, and that's the brutal truth. The 21-year-old won because he played at a higher level, and to beat him, you have to reach those heights.


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