Alexander Zverev route to the final: Possible path to French Open glory

Andrew Francis in French Open 04 Jun 2022
Zverev in action (Alamy Stock Photo)

Alexander Zverev has seen his French Open campaign end in misery after being dumped out at the semi-final stage.

The world No3, who has two ATP Finals crowns and an Olympic gold, is yet to win one of tennis’s four majors and his hunt for that elusive title continues after his defeat to clay specialist, Rafael Nadal.

Zverev was forced to retire near the end of the second set, following a lengthy injury treatment. The match looked very tight until that point with the first set decided on a tie breaker and the second headed in the same direction.

Victory for Nadal sets up a final against Casper Rudd, where the Spaniard will be hoping to win his 14th French Open title, breaking his own record in the process.

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Alexander Zverev possible route to French Open final

Round Opponent
Round one Beat Sebastian Ofner 6-2, 6-4, 6-4
Round two Beat Sebastian Baez 2-6, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 7-5
Round three Beat Brandon Nakashima 7-6, 6-3, 7-6
Round four Beat Bernabé Zapata Miralles 7-6 (13-11), 7-5, 6-3
Quarter-final Beat Carlos Alcaraz 6-4, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (9-7)
Semi-final  Lost to Rafael Nadal 6-7 (8-10), 6-6 (Zverev forced to retire)
Final

French Open latest odds men’s singles

Player Sky Bet Paddy Power
Rafael Nadal 1/6 1/7
Casper Ruud 4/1 4/1
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