'Look at me while I answer', Alexander Zverev snaps at reporter after French Open victory

After a gruelling five-set battle with Sebastian Baez, Alexander Zverev was angered by a reporter who was on his phone during the German's answer.

Alexander Zverev booked his spot in the third round of the French Open on Wednesday, after battling back from being two sets down to clinch victory.

The tournament's third seed was pitted against Argentina's Sebastian Baez, who upset the odds to put on a thrilling match in Paris.

After clawing his way back level, Zverev had to defy a match point in the deciding set before edging a 2-6, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 7-5 victory.

But despite celebrating his superb comeback, the 25-year-old star couldn't help but lash out at a reporter after he continued to be on his phone while Zverev answered his question.

"Can you at least look at me when I am giving you an answer? Because you asked me that question and you were just on your phone," said Zverev, who briefly flashed a sarcastic smile at the reporter.

After eventually providing an answer, Zverev went on to comment on the impact of social media on his mental health.

"You have to learn not to look at it," explained Zverev. "But for me, my mental health does not depend on social media, my mental health depends on other problems I have, to be honest.

"I never talk about it. I think some players talk about it more often and [are] more open. I don't like to do that, but I was struggling a lot this year.

"So, yeah, not because of social media. I was struggling a lot because of other things, so I was not happy. I think I was quite depressed at times, as well, so, yeah. It's all a big part."

Now in the third round of the French Open, the promising German star can look towards competing for a first Grand Slam of his career.

America's Brandon Nakashima is up next for Zverev, with their third round clash scheduled for Friday's action.

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