Host of a podcast in German (translated by journalist Jannick Schneider), Mischa Zverev analyzed the room for enchancment of his brother Alexander Zverev, winner this season of the gold medal at Tokyo 2021 and of the ATP Finals in Turin.
Mischa mentioned: “Alexander Zverev can nonetheless develop rather a lot as a participant. Novak Djokovic is 34, he’s very skilled, however I do not suppose he can enhance additional. Daniil Medvedev performs tennis very nicely, in addition to having a tactical intelligence that has few equals on the ATP Tour.
Even in his case, I do not see an excessive amount of room for enchancment. Sascha can excellent the ways, the best way he manages the details and the method to the matches itself. One factor we must be cautious of is his place on the courtroom.
His place should change in accordance with the opponent he has in entrance of him. Whereas Daniil Medvedev is sort of just like Novak Djokovic as a method of enjoying, Alexander is extra like Roger Federer. He likes to be aggressive and go for the purpose in development.
This 12 months he beat Djokovic in each the Olympics and the ATP Finals. What’s the key to doing this? You all the time must do one thing he does not anticipate.”
Alexander Zverev pissed off Nole’s abitions in Tokyo and Turin
2021 gave Novak Djokovic a variety of satisfaction, but in addition some disappointments.
The world number one has received three majors this 12 months and has focused the legendary Grand Slam. Ought to he triumph on the US Open, the Serbian phenomenon would grow to be the second man within the Open Period after Rod Laver to win all 4 Grand Slams in the identical 12 months.
His dream was shattered in opposition to Daniil Medvedev within the remaining, additionally because of the fatigue that hit poor Nole one step away from the end line. Along with having reached Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal at 20 Grand Slams, the 34-year-old from Belgrade completed the season on the high of the ATP rating for the seventh time in his profession (thus detaching his idol Pete Sampras.
Novak was unable to win both the Tokyo Olympics gold medal or the ATP Finals, having been overwhelmed by Alexander Zverev on each events.