“We’re not young anymore,” Alexander Zverev on the breakthrough of younger players

Ahead of the ATP Finals, Alexander Zverev spoke about a great year on tour and the upcoming generation of ATP players.

Alexander Zverev
Alexander Zverev

Alexander Zverev is currently ranked third in men’s tennis. The 24 year-old German has a 55-14 win-loss record this season. He has won 5 titles this year which include two Masters 1000 tournament and the singles Gold Medal at the Tokyo Olympics. Zverev easily qualified for the 2021 ATP Finals for which, he is currently in Turin, Italy. The year-end championships involve the top 8 singles and doubles ATP players. He won this tournament in 2018.

Zverev has confessed to having set sights on two particular achievement in the upcoming season: winning his first grand slam and being ranked in the top 2. In a recent interview, he discussed his performance for this year and how younger players are entering the top echelons of the tennis world.

Alexander Zverev on 2021 season: “There is a reason why I won five tournaments”

Alexander Zverev
Alexander Zverev

In a recent interview preceding the ATP Finals, Alexander Zverev told the media that he is satisfied with his season and has enjoyed a successful year. “I think I’ve played good tennis this year. There is a reason why I won five tournaments, there is a reason why I’m the only person that won multiple Masters this year. Also at the Olympics I have a gold medal. I do look forward to this week, to the tournament. I want to do well, and I want to win matches here, that’s for sure” said the German who along with Daniil Medvedev, Matteo Berrettini, and Hubert Hurkacz for the Red Group in the 2021 ATP Finals.

“The top 10 is definitely getting younger” Alexander Zverev on upcoming players

Alexander Zverev
Alexander Zverev

Alexander Zverev told the media that he no longer considers himself young, and there are younger players on the block, waiting to take over. “First of all, we’re not young anymore. We did make a big step forward this year. The young guys have won all the Masters (1000 titles) apart from Rome and Paris. My winning the Olympics was a big statement. Daniil winning the U.S. Open was a big statement. I think the young guys are coming through and it’s a natural curve. The top 10 is definitely getting younger. I think that’s a good thing for our sport as well” he added.

Referring to the upcoming Spanish player Carlos Alcaraz, Zverev said “Alcaraz is young, not us”. Alcaraz lifted the NextGen ATP Finals trophy earlier today.

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