Monte Carlo German tennis legend Boris Becker trusts Alexander Zverev to win the French Open.
“He can now get back to fitness, play until he’s at the top again, and then maybe be able to win Paris,” Becker said on Eurosport’s podcast Das Gelby Foam Ball. “He’s old, he’s smart enough, he’s talented enough.” The French Open, the highlight of the clay-court season, begins on May 22nd in Paris.
Zverev had won the second round of the claycourt championship at home in Monte Carlo against Argentine Federico Delbonis 6:1 and 7:5. The 24-year-old will meet Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta in the round of 16 this Thursday.
Now Zverev’s job is to get back on track after his last poor form and criticize the public. “The good thing is that he is also very comfortable on the mud and that he still has all the chances now. The pressure is a little bit,” Becker said. He thinks the expectations of Zverev himself and the tennis experts are not that he is one of the favorites to win the next big tournament. “Maybe that’s good for him,” Becker said.
For the best German tennis player, the Montpellier final is the only final this year so far.
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