German tennis star Alexander Zverev has praised Chile’s Nicolas Jarry’s game, stating that it is suitable for grass courts. Zverev is set to face Jarry in the quarter-finals of the ongoing Halle Open. Zverev defeated Canada’s Dennis Shapovalov in straight sets to reach the quarter-finals of the grass-court tournament.
Speaking after his win, Zverev said he was very happy with the win and especially with how he returned against the Canadian. “I’m very happy. I’m especially happy with how I returned. I think the first return I missed was in the middle of the second set, so with that part I’m very happy,” said Zverev.
He went on to say that his opponent in the quarter-finals, Jarry, has a big game which is extremely suitable for grass. The Chilean stunned second seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in the second round to book a spot in the quarter-finals. It is the third consecutive time that Tsitsipas has been eliminated in the second round of the Halle tournament.
“Moving forward, it’s not going to get easier. Nicolas Jarry is somebody that has an extremely big game, extremely suitable for grass courts, but I’m looking forward to the match,” Zverev added. Jarry has lifted his second and third ATP Tour titles in Santiago and Geneva respectively, and has risen to the world number 26 rank following his exploits this season.
Zverev is the home favorite in Halle, and he will be looking to win his first title at the tournament. Daniil Medvedev will be facing Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut in one of the other quarter-finals.
Zverev’s confidence is high, and he will be looking to use his experience to his advantage against Jarry. The Chilean, on the other hand, will be hoping to continue his impressive form and cause another upset in the tournament.