Melbourne (Australia), Jan. 29 (EFE). – The young German Alexander Zverev got first access to a Grand Slam semifinals after winning the Swiss veteran Stan Wawrinka by 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 and 6- 2, and will have in the next match the Spanish Rafael Nadal or the Austrian Dominic Thiem.
“It’s not just the service, I’ve improved the right, the reverse, the volley, the cut, the blows from the baseline … All in general,” he said in a humorous mood after the end of the game.
The representative of the new generation that perhaps came with more doubts for his timid start to the ATP Cup season, where he suffered full of defeats, got a spot for the semifinals after becoming the seventh German to overcome the quarterfinals in Melbourne Park .
He could not, however, continue on the unbeatable route he had drawn to date after not conceding a single set in his previous games against Italian Marco Cecchinato, Belarusian Egor Gerasimov, Spanish Fernando Verdasco and Russian Andrey Rublev (17) .
Verdasco himself admitted that he noted his willingness to compete and work from a more conservative and disciplined change in his style of play, and the reality is that it worked again in a great way before the winner of the 2014 edition in Australia.
Wawrinka, who says goodbye after eliminating the Russian Daniil Medvedev or the American John Isner, was upward as a result of the strength and versatility of his rival.
The Hamburg player confirmed that the promise he made before the start of the tournament that he will donate the cash prize of this competition to the repair of damage caused by fires in Australia is still valid.
His next opponent will be known after the conclusion of the duel that Nadal and Thiem will perform on the Rod Laver Arena.
“I’m going to have a cold glass of Coca-Cola while I watch how they play for five hours,” he said of the clash that will determine the next semifinalist.