ALEXANDER ZVEREV joked that sex for four hours a day “doesn’t sound too bad” after his straight sets win over Grigor Dimitrov yesterday.
The German, 26, booked his place in the Roland Garros quarter-finals with a comfortable 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 victory against the former world No3.
Alexander Zverev was asked about being called a ‘lion’ in his press conference
Zverev is dating German actress, model and presenter Sophia Thomalla
After the match, Zverev was bizarrely asked about being called a “Lion” on social media.
The 6ft 6in world No27 was quizzed if it is because he is “athletic, confident and some might say handsome” – or if it’s because he sleeps all the time.
Feeling in a mischievous mood after his win, Zverev said: “Yeah, what is it, lions sleep 18 hours a day and have sex for four hours a day and then eat for two?
“Doesn’t sound too bad for me, to be honest. I don’t know how to answer that, to be honest.
“That’s probably a little bit to do with the haircut, a little bit with screaming.”
Zverev has been dating actress and model Sophia Thomalla since the end of 2021.
The 33-year-old previously dated Newcastle goalkeeper Loris Karius.
Zverev will face Tomas Martin Echeverry in the quarter-finals, after the Argentine defeated Yoshihito Nishioka 7-6, 6-0, 6-1 last night.
Sophia is currently in Thailand filming a reality TV show
Zverev beat Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets
It will be Echeverry’s first Grand Slam quarter-final, while Zverev will be looking to reach the Roland Garros semis for the third consecutive year.
The former US Open finalist will not be cheered on in Paris by girlfriend Sophia.
She is currently in Thailand, filming German reality TV show Are You The One?
Sophia will not be in Paris to support Zverev
The 33-year-old presents German reality show Are You The One?
Sophia previously dated Newcastle goalkeeper Loris Karius