Alexander Zverev thinks that the subsequent few years will likely be thrilling, because the #NextGenATP era settles on the ATP circuit and continues to struggle in opposition to Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer to win the largest prizes of the game.
Talking earlier than the ultimate Nitto ATP, the place the German needs to retain his title, Zverev stated: "Rafa, Novak and Roger have been nice rivals for various years, however we hope we’re among the many guys – with [Denis] Shapovalov, who now performs wonderful tennis – within the ultimate [Nitto ATP] for a few years.
"Some younger gamers aren’t there but, however there’s a very sturdy group of younger gamers. Two years in the past, once I had my breakthrough season and performed right here for the primary time, I didn’t suppose I used to be going that quick. Daniil [Medvedev] together with his 12 months was incredible, however possibly it's a shock to folks. I believe we'll see extra surprises coming.
"There will likely be sudden outcomes and a few guys who will win the largest tournaments, which now we have not seen in 10-15 years. The subsequent two or three years will likely be very thrilling, as a result of you’ll at all times have the Huge three, which is at all times higher than us – an actual reality, and the younger guys, who’re bettering quick sufficient. "
Twelve months in the past, Zverev received crucial title of his profession within the season finale. He grew to become the primary participant to beat Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic within the 10 years of the 2 males's presence (2007-15, 2018). . He was the primary German titlist since Boris Becker in 1995 and the youngest finish – of – 12 months champion since Djokovic, 21, in 2008.
The 22-year-old is proud that after a tough 2019, he is without doubt one of the eight finest singles gamers for a 3rd 12 months in a row.
"Everybody most likely is aware of that I didn’t have the most effective season I wished, however I'm nonetheless among the many high eight on the earth and I've been to London," Zverev stated. "Lots of people would dream of that, so being with these guys is an unimaginable honor and I wished to return again right here and provides myself an opportunity to maintain my title. I additionally need to make good matches. "
The Monte Carlo resident received his 11th ATP Tour Trophy in Might, profitable three consecutive three-set video games at Financial institution Eric Sturdza's Geneva Open, which saved two match factors in opposition to Nicolas Jarry within the ultimate . He additionally completed second at Abierto Mexicano Telcel offered by HSBC (Kyrgios) in March and Rolex Shanghai Masters (Medvedev) in October.
Zverev will begin his Nitto ATP 2019 finals marketing campaign in opposition to world No. 1 Rafael Nadal within the Andre Agassi group on Monday night time. Purchase Tickets