Alexander Zverev firmly in Australian Open mix
Alexander Zverev has reached the last 4 of the Australian Open and looks firmly in the mix for Melbourne Park glory
- German Alexander Zverev has yet to win a Grand Slam title.
- The world number 6 reached the US Open final in 2020, losing to Dominic Thiem.
- He has long been touted as one of the greatest talents in world tennis.
- The Olympic Champion takes on Daniil Medvedev next.
Few tennis players on the planet are as closely courted as Alexander Zverev, with the German having been knocking on the door at Grand Slam level for over half a decade.
With a few players overtaking him in the pecking order in the eyes of many punters and international betting sites, Zverev has responded in style and now stands two wins away from his maiden Grand Slam title.
Although he is only 26 years of age, Alexander Zverev seems to have been one of the biggest names on the ATP Tour and in men’s tennis for well over half a decade.
As the key contender to assume the throne from the likes of Federer, Nadal and Djokovic, many experts expected Zverev to be rattling through the Grand Slam titles.
However, much to the surprise of punters and betting apps a Grand Slam title has not manifested as yet for Zverev, despite some close shaves.
2024 could well be the year however, with Zverev having reached the semi-finals and with plenty of scalps to his name along the way.
Zverev finds form
Coming into the 2024 Australian Open, a whirlwind of off-court problems looked to be too much for Alexander Zverev to bare.
Sat at number 6 in the world, Zverev has been overtaken by the likes of Carlos Alcaraz, Jannik Sinner and Andrey Rublev in the rankings, making any potential Grand Slam run even trickier to navigate.
However, Zverev has shown real resolve and heart, to reach the semi-finals at Melbourne Park for the second time in his career and he carries the hopes of an expectant German nation.
Whilst Alexander Zverev’s progress in any Grand Slam is always watched intently by punters and online betting sites very few onlookers expected Zverev to overcome world number 2 Carlos Alcaraz.
The defending Wimbledon champion had been in sublime form in reaching the last 8 at Melbourne Park and a meeting with Novak Djokovic in the final looked to be on the cards once more.
However, Zverev produced some sparkling tennis, blowing Alcaraz away with his huge serve and forehand, triumphing in 4 sets to reach the last 4.
Can he go all the way?
Along with the Alcaraz masterclass, Zverev had to dig deep to beat the likes of Cameron Norrie and Lukas Klein in 5 sets, giving confidence to the notion that Zverev could go all the way with punters and betting apps.
The small matter of a meeting with Daniil Medvedev lies in wait next, with the Russian looking to find form at the right time at Melbourne – as he looks to avenge is 2022 final defeat.
Beyond that, a meeting with Novak Djokovic or Jannik Sinner would be his assignment in the final, arguably the two form players on the planet in 2024 but if Zverev brings his A-game, he will be confident of pushing them all the way.
Alexander Zverev has long been touted as a potential Grand Slam winner with many punters and online betting sites. Aged 26, Zverev finally looks to be coming of age on the ATP Tour and with a run to the last 4 of the Australian Open, how he would love to get 2024 off to the perfect start.