Alexander Zverev slams organisers after Madrid loss

Alexander Zverev slams organisers for bad scheduling after losing Madrid Masters final to Carlos Alcaraz

Alexander Zverev slams organisers after losing Madrid Masters final

Alexander Zverev slammed organisers after losing the final of the Madrid Masters to Carlos Alcaraz on Sunday.

Alcaraz, who had defeated Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic en route the final, stormed to a 6-3, 6-1 victory in just 62 minutes.

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“The scheduling needs to be done better… Yesterday (Saturday) I started my match at 11.00pm. I played three sets. Finished at 1.30,” Zverev told reporters after the straight sets loss.

The German had battled past Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 in the semi-final on Saturday.

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“Until I get back to the hotel, until I eat, until I do my work with the physio because I have to prepare my body for the next day, it’s 5.00 am.

“If you stay up until 4-5am, the next day you are tired. If you do it two nights in a row, you are completely dead. You will not be able to do physical activity at a maximum level.”

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Zverev said he was upset as the final had lost its sheen as a result since fans expected an even contest, even though the majority were rooting for the home favourite Alcaraz.

The 19-year-old continued his sensational season with his second Masters win.

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The Madrid title triumph also saw him rise to a career-high of No 6 in the world.