Why Zverev was upset with the umpire for a wrong call in his match against Alcaraz

Zverev upset by umpire's wrong call during French Open final against Alcaraz, feeling it cost him a crucial break point.

Why Zverev Was Upset With He Umpire For A Wrong Call In His Match Against Alcaraz

Alexander Zverev experienced a controversial moment during the fifth set of the French Open final, feeling he was “robbed” by chair umpire Renaud Lichtenstein’s decision. The incident occurred with Carlos Alcaraz leading 2-1 in the fifth set and serving, where Zverev had three consecutive break points in the fourth game.

After Alcaraz missed his first serve on a break point, his second serve was called out by a line umpire. However, Lichtenstein overturned the call, insisting that the serve was in. Zverev, convinced that the serve was out, expressed his dissatisfaction but Lichtenstein stood firm on his decision. A subsequent TV visual confirmed that Alcaraz’s second serve was indeed out, validating Zverev’s frustration.

Alcaraz went on to win the game, extending his lead to 3-1. He broke Zverev again in the seventh game, ultimately securing a victory with a final score of 6-3, 2-6, 5-7, 6-1, 6-2.

This pivotal moment left Zverev disheartened, feeling the decision significantly impacted the match’s outcome.

Alexander Zverev in 2024

Alexander Zverev

34 - 10win/loss

27 year old
2024 Highlights

Now the world no.4, Alexander played his last contest on the 9th of June when he lost to world no.2 Carlos Alcaraz 6-3 2-6 5-7 6-1 6-2 in the final of the French Open (draw).

Currently, during this season Zverev achieved an overall 34-10 record. Alexander clinched 2 titles in 2024 in Australia and Rome. The German was the runner-up at the French Open.

The German has won 2 titles in 2024 in Australia and Rome. Zverev got to the final at the French Open.

The German won 23 titles in his career: 8 on hard courts, 8 on clay courts and 7 on indoor courts. (See the list of his titles)

Zverev has scheduled to compete next in Halle (Terra Wortmann Open). He will begin to play the tournament from the main draw that will commence on the 17th of June.

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