Top professional players get to travel all over the globe and meet all kinds of people, but Alexander Zverev, in his second-round press conference, came across an accent he was particularly taken by.
"Where you from, buddy?" he asked British journalist Jonathan Pinfield.
Upon finding out he was from Yorkshire, England, Zverev said, "If they ever make a tournament there, I'm definitely coming just because of that accent."
Two days later, after winning a hard-fought, five-set battle in the third round, Zverev opened his press conference by saying, "My man from Yorkshire gets the first question no matter what."
Pinfield then greeted Zverev by speaking some German.
If Zverev really wants to stay true to his word about coming to Yorkshire, he could theoretically start his grass-court preparations with the Ilkley Trophy ATP Challenger in June.. Although his home tournament in Halle is the same week, so it's highly unlikely.
After the exchange went viral, England's best player, 16th seed Kyle Edmund, got to talk with the iconic voice of Yorkshire on Eurosport.
Accents aside, perhaps Pinfield was right when he suggested that this tournament could be the end of Zverev's Grand Slam woes. The German on Friday finally got his first win over a Top 50 player at a major, beating Damir Dzumhur.
The No. 2 seed will next face Karen Khachanov as he tries to make a major quarterfinal for the first time.
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