"Sleep 18 hours a day and have sex for 4 hours a day and then eat for two": Zverev embraces lion nickname after Dimitrov win

Alexander Zverev has embraced his nickname lion which has been given to him by fans on social media. This also cropped up after his victory over Grigor Dimitrov at Roland Garros on Monday evening.

Asked post match in the press conference about why fans call him the lion and is it because he sleeps all the time, Zverev gives a hilarious response.

"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's probably a little bit has to do with the haircut, a little bit with screaming," he said.

Thought he had match won earlier

As well as being asked about why he was practicing his serve after his win which he put down to losing concentration and focus.

"Why? Because I felt like at 3-0 in the third set I got very unfocused," Zverev said. "You know, I kind of thought the match was over before having it over, and, you know, I was not concentrated anymore, and my serve went missing a little bit. So I just wanted to get the feeling of having that back, because it's going to be important for after tomorrow, I think."

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