'Sleep 18 Hours, Have Sex For 4, Eat For 2': Zverev's Lion Quote Steals Show At Roland Garros

'Sleep 18 Hours, Have Sex For 4, Eat For 2': Zverev's Lion Quote Steals Show At Roland Garros

by Alfredo Bassanelli

Alexander Zverev won another night match sending himself into the Roland Garros quarter-finals once more.

It was a good match between Dimitrov and Zverev with the latter winning in three sets. He had some issues as Dimitrov gave him trouble a couple of times but for the most part Zverev was able to outlast the Bulgarian who never quite stepped up when it mattered the most.

He'll be looking to keep that going against Etcheverry, a player who strung together a surprise run at this year's event. Zverev is a more experienced player though right now they probably play on a similar level so it's not fair to say it's an open draw.

It's still a better draw than it would have been if Medvedev made it out of that quarter so he's probably okay with it. After the match, Zverev showed himself in very high spirits attempting some French during his post-match talk with Fabrice Santoro.

It's part of his ongoing efforts to win over the French crowd. He proved himself in high spirits after the match as well jokingly explaining why his fans call him 'Lion'.

Yeah, what is it, lions sleep 18 hours a day and have sex for 4 hours a day and then eat for 2? Doesn't sound too bad for me, to be honest (smiling). I don't know how to answer that, to be honest. That probably a little bit has to do with the haircut, and a little bit with screaming. Next question. I don't know what to say.

Zverev has made a habit of playing these night matches at this year's Roland Garros and it's something that he doesn't mind. It's not ideal especially if the match drags on as he explained before but he's happy to play at night because it's worked for him so far.

To be honest, I mean, there is a big chance I'm gonna play night again. Semifinals, our semifinals is at night, as well. I don't know if it will change or not, but I'm happy to play at night.


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