'I Can Beat Anyone': Zverev Sets Sight On French Open Glory With Regained Confidence

'I Can Beat Anyone': Zverev Sets Sight On French Open Glory With Regained Confidence

by Zachary Wimer

Alexander Zverev is certain that he can beat anyone on clay as he targets the French Open glory that narrowly escaped him at the 2022 Roland Garros.

Zverev was playing amazing tennis at that event, beating Carlos Alcaraz en route to a major semi-final clash with Rafael Nadal. That match was crazy as it was a three-hour battle at the time it ended, and it ended with a terrible ankle injury that saw Zverev miss the rest of the year.

He returned in 2023 and played a really solid event, highlighting just how well the courts suit his style of play. He has high ambitions for this year, as he wants to win the tournament, and he has no doubts that he can do it, as he said during the 2024 Italian Open, where he already reached the semi-finals.

"I’m definitely finding my rhythm, that’s for sure. I’m happy to be in the quarterfinals as well, but I’m basically taking this clay court season and also took the last tournaments of this clay court season to definitely find my game a little bit. I want to play differently."

The clay season so far hasn't been spectacular but he certainly looks miles better this week in Rome. He's playing so well that winning the title wouldn't be a huge surprise, and that would be a major confidence booster ahead of Roland Garros, which begins in about 10 days.

"I want to play the way that I think I can give myself the best chance to win Paris. That is my main goal at the end of the day. That’s what I’m hoping to do, and I know I have to change a few things."

Zverev declares intention to win Roland Garros

"I have to play more aggressively, and it’s coming together. Hopefully, it’s going to get even better in Paris. Everything just has to be more aggressive."


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