Alexander Zverev confident he will join Novak Djokovic & Daniil Medvedev to form big three | Tennis News

German Alexander Zverev believes he will form the new big three alongside Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev; “I think next year could be very similar to the last six months of this year”

Last updated: 23/12/21 17:04


Alexander Zverev ended the year brilliantly by winning the ATP end-of-season finals in Turin

Alexander Zverev is confident that next year’s grand prize will be shared between Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev and himself.

With Roger Federer, 40, still recovering from knee surgery and Rafael Nadal in the early stages of his return from a foot injury, Zverev believes a new era of tennis is taking shape.

Djokovic has won three Grand Slam titles of the year, but his old rivals Federer and Nadal have failed to add to their collections with the trio tied at 20 majors each.

Daniil Medvedev has put an end to Novak Djokovic's hopes of completing a Grand Slam on the calendar

Daniil Medvedev has put an end to Novak Djokovic’s hopes of completing a Grand Slam on the calendar

Medvedev ended Djokovic’s dreams of a Grand Slam on the calendar to win the US Open final, while Zverev also reached two major semi-finals this year.

German Zverev also won gold at the Tokyo Olympics and then finished the year by winning the ATP Finals title for the second time.

“I think next year could be very similar to the last six months of this year,” Zverev told Eurosport Germany. The yellow of the ball podcast.

“Before we always talked about Nadal, Federer and Djokovic – now the big titles were Olympics, US Open, Turin (ATP Finals) and Wimbledon, and we were all winning them Medvedev, Djokovic and me. I don’t expect it to be any different next year. “.

He continued: “I have become a lot calmer. I am also getting older. I am no longer 18 or 19. I understand maybe a little more things in life and I understand that you just have to stay calm in important situations. That has had its effect on than me this year. “

Zverev hopes Djokovic can play the Australian Open

Zverev hopes Djokovic can play the Australian Open

In theory, Zverev could become number 1 in the world if he wins the Australian Open and Djokovic loses the tournament due to his stance on the COVID-19 vaccine.

“The situation with Novak and Australia is still a big question mark,” he said. “Of course, I hope he is allowed to play, it is very clear.

“There are thousands of maths, if he doesn’t play in Australia and I win the Australian Open, then I’m number one in the world and so on.

“At the end of the day, now is not the time to think (to be number 1), now is the time to prepare as well as possible so that you are physically able to play with it.”

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