‘Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal’s dominance doesn’t help young guys’

‘Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal’s dominance doesn’t help young guys’

Alexander Zverev reached a Grand Slam quarter-final just once, at this year’s French Open. The German player instead won three Masters 1000s (2017 Rome and Toronto, 2018 Madrid) but in Majors, he struggled. ‘It’s a matter of experience and Masters 1000s are twice less big than Grand Slams‘, Zverev said.

‘A few years ago, I was struggling in 1000s as well. We as younger players saw the older guys dominate for a long time, it does not make any easier.’ Zverev also spoke about how his brother Mischa helps him: ‘He is a training partner and a good mate as well.

Because Mischa and my parents are so often with me, I have less nostalgia. Two brothers, who cracked the top 25 rankings, who can tell it? It’s very special. Playing him in Washington for the first time on the tour was a good experience.

Now I hope it happens again, in semifinals or finals. It was not easy, especially before the match. I was nervous, but when it started we both played very, very well. It was a true pleasure to be on the court with him.’ Zverev is targeted as a future world No.

1 and Grand Slam winner. ‘It’s nice to hear it, obviously’, he admitted. ‘From the other side, I do not consider myself as the future of men’s tennis. I have been already there and for more than a year, one of the top 5 players, I already won three Masters 1000 tournaments.

During Grand Slams, the season was unhappy, I got injured in Paris, which had an impact on Wimbledon as well. However, I did another step forward. I hope to be there for 15 more years.’ ALSO READ: ‘Roger Federer should never play on clay again’ – Andy Roddick .


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