"I finally found my rhythm" says Zverev explaining extra prep helped against Alcaraz

Alexander Zverev is through to the Erste Bank Open final in Vienna after defeating Carlos Alcaraz and the German admitted extra prep work was key.

The German had been playing rather well all week long but he also lost sets in pretty much every match he played this week in Vienna. After every match, Zverev underlined the need to stay focused and not allow himself these distractions but every time they repeated. That prompted the German to spend some extra time warming up before today's match and after the win, he explained it helped.

He said:

“I finally found my rhythm from the baseline because I was really struggling. I didn’t feel the ball well and I spent some time on the court after the match yesterday and warmed up for an hour and a half before the match today and I finally got it.”

Zverev will have a chance to win another trophy in 2021 and the German did not hide his satisfaction about the prospect. Speaking on his assesments of his 2021 campaign he said he is content:

“I am happy with how things are going and hopefully I can get another win tomorrow. The Olympics was the key factor. The match against Novak [Djokovic] made me believe that I can win any tournament I can play.”

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