Alexander Zverev will receive surprising accompaniment in the second round for the US Open. The German top player sees great potential in Oscar Otte.

Alexander Zverev had just done his work in New York, as he really got into raptures. Not so much its own eighth-finish enclosed adored the Olympic champion, which was thrown in the yellow T-shirt and with flap towels on the podium of the US Open. Rather, Zverev enjoyed the success of Oscar Otte, who celebrates its breakthrough at the very big stage at 28 years.

I think that’s one of the most talented guys that exist, Zverev said, who has in the round of the best 16 unexpected accompaniment from the camp of the German Tennis Federal (DTB): I am glad to see that he now plays at the level he can really play.

While it is long-term normality for the world ranking long, in the second week of tournament and to squint the title win, the Cologne Otte reaches a new level of these days. Sporty, financially, in the attention of the media and the competition. Together with the Munich Peter Gojowczyk, who also pushed as a qualifier, they formed the first German eighth-finished trio at a Grand Slam since Wimbledon 1997 with Boris Becker, Nicolas Pine and Michael Stich.

Otte earned with the courageous developed 6: 3, 6: 4, 2: 6, 7: 5 against Andrea Seppi – which he had a wild hech role in 16th place – a real top duel against Matteo Berrettini, the WimbledonFinalists with powerful Rumm’s Surcharge. More than very good, was the world ranking, said the number 144 of the world from the Rhineland, but quickly added, I definitely expect my chances.

ZVEREV: OTTE? A bit of discipline mangled

This is also true even for ZVEREV, which after his shortened shift in the night of Sunday against the first Furio-playing American Jack Sock also gets to do with an Italian. Against Jannik Sinner is a really difficult exam, and the hamburger must continue to increase in comparison to its third round, which ended in the booth of 3: 6, 6: 2, 6: 3, 2: 1 with the injury-related task of Socks .

Against Sinner it will definitely be a challenge, said Zverev, who hits his first Grand Slam title to Olympiagold in New York. On this, Germany’s top players who has now won 14 games in a row for years with the greatest possible intensity.

Otte, it sees ZVEREV, on the other hand, has possibly invested a few percent too little to get used to previously. He’s someone when I’m honest, in which maybe it’s only a bit scarified at the discipline, Zverev said, I hope he continues to continue his work and is constant on the level.

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Then there is often reason for swarming – and Zverev would not be so often alone in the second tournament week of the Grand Slams.