25 Sep 2013

Players of the Day - Tuesday

News Article

By Sandra Harwitt

Photo: Susan MullaneAlexander Zverev (GER) and Constanza Gorches (MEX)

Alexander Zverev - The 16-year-old Zverev is the No. 2 ranked junior boy in the world. This year, he went from having to qualify for the Australian Open junior boys’ championships, losing in the first round, to reaching the junior Roland Garros final, having to retire in the round-of-16 match at Wimbledon, and the U.S. Open semifinals. Zverev had a successful opening day against Norway on Tuesday, helping Germany to a 3-0 win in the tie. He won his singles match 64 64 against Viktor Durasovic, and then teamed with Fabian Fallert to defeat Durasovic and Fredrik Moe 62 57 62. “I’m feeling, definitely, more confident,” Zverev said. “I came here three days ago and didn’t feel well with the altitude, but now I’m feeling good.”

Constanza Gorches - The 15-year-old Gorches set host country Mexico on their winning 2-1 path against the fifth-seeded Czech Republic on Tuesday. Gorches started the upset by beating Petra Melounova 76(5) 62, allowing countrywoman Renata Zarazua to have less pressure in the second match against Simona Heinova, who she beat 64 61. When not playing tennis, Gorches, who is currently ranked No. 155, likes to spend time reading, watching TV, having BlackBerry chats with friends, and hanging out at home. She has less time these days to be at home in Mexico City as she currently trains in Media, Yucatan. “I feel so good because Mexico chose me to play for Mexico,” Gorches said. “Becoming a pro is my main goal.”