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Alexander Zverev tears up ATP tour for late night matches after final loss: ‘Absolute shame’

Alexander Zverev tears up ATP tour for late night matches after final loss: ‘Absolute shame’

MADRID (AP) — Alexander Zverev has criticized the ATP Tour for its late-night match schedule and said he was at a disadvantage in Sunday’s final against Carlos Alcaraz at the Madrid Open.

The third, Zverev, was overpowered by the 19-year-old Spaniard in straight sets.

Zverev conceded he probably would have lost to Alcaraz even if he was ‘fresh’, but said at least it would have been a ‘better final’ if he hadn’t had to go to bed after 4am , local time, the previous one. nights.

He said it was a problem that happened every week and he was “tired” of it, adding that the tour needed to do better to avoid being unfair to the players.

“The work of the ATP was an absolute disgrace this week,” Zverev said. “To play a final against Carlos Alcaraz, who for me is the best player in the world at the moment, in a Masters 1000… it’s difficult. I had no coordination today. I had no coordination on my serve, I had no coordination on my groundstrokes I missed two overheads that were super easy because I see the ball and everything moves in my eyes.


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