Zverev will face Spanish Alcaráz, current champion, tomorrow at the US Open. The German comes to this match after a hard-fought victory against the Italian Sinner. However, he says to be prepared .
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Leer en español: Zverev vs. Alcaraz: Así va el Abierto de Estados Unidos
The German tennis player Alexander Zverev (12), who will face Spanish Carlos Alcaraz (1) tomorrow Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the US Open, assured this Monday that he will be prepared for this great challenge despite the fact that his round of 16 duel against Italian Jannik Sinner (6) was absolutely exhausting.
"I'm here to play. This is what I love to do," Zverev said on court just after the match against Sinner.
"I don't know how it will end but I will give my 100%, as I always do. I will fight until the last moment. Of course, I have to recover after this very physical game. But I will be prepared", he assured.
This is how Zverev arrives
Zverev, who had to deal with physical problems and exhaustion, beat Sinner, with cramps and also clear signs of fatigue, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2, 4-6 and 6-3 after a 'battle ' of four hours and 41 minutes that put the two to the limit of their forces.
This is how Alcaraz arrives
On the other hand, Alcaraz, current champion of the 'big' in New York, will arrive much more rested at his quarterfinal match since he won his ticket this Monday afternoon with a fast-track victory against Italian Matteo Arnaldi (61) by 6-3, 6-3 and 6-4 in one hour and 57 minutes.
Two star showdown
Alcaraz and Zverev have played five times to date with three wins for the Teuton and two for the Murcian.
However, the last precedent, in the Masters 1,000 in Madrid, was for Alcaraz 6-1 and 6-2 this year.