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'Alexander Zverev is on a good course - I like his attitude,' says legend

Alexander Zverev backhand French Open

Alexander Zverev is 'on a good course' and maturing mentally, according to Grand Slam legend Chris Evert.

Zverev has looked in formidable form at the French Open this year, and has powered his way into the semi-finals.

He will face Stefanos Tsitsipas next for a right to contest the final, and Evert says she has been very impressed.

“He’s downplaying himself which is good, he’s not getting ahead of himself and he’s managing his emotions very well,” Evert said.

“He knows he still has a tough route to win this tournament. I liked his attitude and the way he played. I think he’s on a good course.

Zverev is still awaiting his first major title and, although clay may not be his strongest surface, Evert does see a route for him to win the French Open.

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“He has to use his height and his wingspan and he’s got to shorten the points," she explained. "He’s not a grinder like Nadal.

“That’s the way he’s going to win. Big serve, big forehand. Really use his weapons and end the points as soon as he can.

"That’s the only chance he has to win the French Open.”

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