Alexander Zverev is one of the most promising players on the ATP Circuit. The German took huge steps last season, as he reached his first Grandslam final at the US Open 2020. The NextGen star has had a good start to the 2021 season, winning two titles in Acapulco and Madrid so far.
Alexander Zverev was impressive in Madrid, where he claimed the title, defeating the likes of Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem. The 24-year old believes that he is ready for the French Open 2021, and he has good chances of winning the title. The German stated that his victory in Madrid gave him a lot of confidence, and he has played well off-late.
“I think that I have chances (to win Roland Garros) this year,” Zverev said. “I feel okay, I feel fit. I am ready for this step. The tournament in Madrid gave me a lot of confidence. I’ve played well lately,” he added.
Alexander Zverev looks forward to face Rafael Nadal in Paris
Alexander Zverev and Rafael Nadal have clashed against each other twice in the span of just two weeks. The German won the Madrid Open 2021 quarterfinals in straight sets, whereas, Rafael Nadal avenged his loss just a week after at the Italian Open 2021. Zverev hopes to face Nadal once again at the French Open, and believes that it would be an interesting game.
“If we (Rafael Nadal and him) meet again in Paris, it will also be a very interesting game,” Zverev said. “I want it even more now (to win a Grand Slam). I think I have been a better tennis player since that final. I sat down and thought I needed to improve things, do things differently,” he added.
Alexander Zverev also stated that Olympics is the biggest event, and nothing came close to it. The German will compete in his first Oympics event at Tokyo, later this year. “The Olympic Games are the biggest sporting event in the world. No other event comes even close. An Olympic gold medal is an Olympic gold medal. You win it for yourself, for your country, for everyone at home. That’s why I am ready to play all three categories,” he added.