Alexander Zverev scored another major success at Wimbledon 2021 and defeated Tennys Sandgren by a score of 7-5, 6-2, 6-3. The German tennis player is certainly one of the major candidates for the final victory and is not afraid to hide his great ambitions.
"I think it's not common to have matches like this (lasting just under two hours, ed), but I feel pretty good. Sure, I know my rivals will get harder to beat as the days go by, but that's why i need to play better.
I hope to continue to raise my level game after game," explained Zverev at the press conference. He added: "It's a natural situation: I know my opponents will improve too. If you play against Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal you raise your level, and they will too because it would be a much more competitive match.
The best players always raise their level in the second week and I hope I can be one of them. To be a second round I played more than enough tennis, but other tennis players won't let me play this way and will try to cut me off and get me in trouble.
That is the moment when I will have to take a step forward. It is no secret that Novak is the favorite, but I am at a stage in my career where I play to win the tournaments I participate in. Young people have yet to learn to move better on grass.
However, I am no longer satisfied with a quarter-final or a semi-final." Zverev will face one between Taylor Fritz and Steve Johnson in the third round. The former recovered at the last minute from his knee injury and could represent the first real pitfall for German.
Recall that Zverev was drawn in the same part of the board as Matteo Berrettini, who today closed his second round match in three sets. The two could give life to one of the most interesting quarter-finals of Wimbledon 2021.
Wimbledon 2021: Roger Federer reaches the 3rd round!
Roger Federer qualified for the 3rd round of Wimbledon 2021 by beating Richard Gasquet in straight sets with the score of 7-6 (1), 6-1, 6-4. The Swiss and the Frenchman had met 20 times before tonight, and it is no coincidence that the Frenchman has only managed to win two matches: both on clay-courts.
The Swiss has always put Gasquet in difficulty thanks to the unpredictability of his tennis and in the second round of Wimbledon 2021, despite a very struggled first set, he could not help but use his repertoire and sign the eighteenth victory in a row against a French tennis player, the nineteenth against Gasquet.
In the first set, they both had their chances in response in the first few minutes, but the backhand betrayed them at the best and neither took advantage of the positive moment. After a series of interlocutory games, it was the tie-break that changed the set, and probably the match.
Federer was flawless and left only one point for the opponent. In the second set, the Swiss immediately took off, canceling a dangerous break point with his service in the opening game and recovering the 40-0 disadvantage in the following one.
The Frenchman has no longer created any dangers for Federer and has only updated his score once. In the third portion of the game, Federer did not give any chance to serve and got the decisive break in the seventh game, when Gasquet played a bad drop and raised the white flag.
The match ended No problem for Daniil Medvedev against the young Spanish talent Carlos Alcaraz. The Russian struggled only in the first set, when he lost the break advantage in the ninth game but still closed in the next game playing very well with the backhand.
In the second and third sets, Alcaraz was no longer able to surprise Medvedev in any way and collected a total of three games. The clear 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 gained today allowed the world number two to access the third round of Wimbledon for the third time in his career; the Russian has never gone beyond this threshold.
Ashleigh Barty qualified for the third round of Wimbledon 2021 by beating Anna Blinkova in straight sets. The Australian world no.1 played a match with some ups and downs, however at 4-4 in the first set and from 3-3 in the second set, she managed to change the balance of the challenge, showing a more solid tennis and more aggressive.
In the next match on the Chruch Road lawns, Barty will challenge Katerina Siniakova. Final result 6-4 6-3. Below the match-point. Cori Gauff defeated Elena Vesnina in the second round of Wimbledon 2021 In the othere matches: in the continuation of the challenge with Maria Sakkari, Shelby Rogers completes a big upset with an excellent 7-5 6-4.
She continues to win on the green even the queen of Paris: after Clara Tauson, Barbora Krejcikova in fact gets rid of Andrea Petkovic with an excellent 7-5 6-4 and for the first time in her career she is among the top thirty-two at the Championships.