Alexander Zverev Refuses To Speak About Upcoming Generation of Tennis

Published 03/18/2021, 11:33 AM EDT
Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 8, 2021 Germany’s Alexander Zverev reacts as a bird flies by during his first round match against Marcos Giron of the U.S. REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY


German tennis player Alexander Zverev created an impact in the men’s game during his teenage years. In his career so far, he has been a finalist at the US Open (2020), won the 2018 season-ending ATP Tour Finals. Moreover, he has beaten the ‘big three’ on more than one occasion.

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Recently, Alexander Zverev spoke on the emergence of new youngsters on Tour. Due to their arrival, he feels that he doesn’t belong to the ‘next generation’ anymore. The German star played his first semifinal in an ATP event at the age of 17 years, which indicates he has been around for some time.

Tennis – ATP Cup – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 3, 2021 Germany’s Alexander Zverev in action during his group stage match against Canada’s Denis Shapovalov REUTERS/Kelly Defina

Alexander Zverev: “Guys like Alcaraz, Sinner, or Musetti are going to be in direct competition”

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The 23-year-old player spoke on this subject and stated, “I don’t really want to talk about the Next Gen anymore. Honestly, as I said the other day, it seems certain to me that guys like Alcaraz, Sinner, or Musetti are going to be in direct competition for the big titles from 2024. For my part, I am 23 years old, I am young certainly, but the Next Gen now, it’s them.”

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 14, 2021, Germany’s Alexander Zverev in action during his fourth round match against Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic REUTERS/Jaimi Joy

Coming to Zverev’s performances this season, he reached the quarterfinal of the Australian Open and lost to the World No. 1 in four close-fought sets. Prior to that, he represented Germany at the ATP Cup held in Melbourne this year, losing one of his matches to Novak Djokovic in the event. 

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The former World No. 3 is currently in Acapulco, competing at the Mexico Open where he was a finalist in 2019. He is in the quarterfinal and will look to go the distance and win his first title of the season.

After the Mexico Open, he will move towards Miami to compete at the first Masters 1000 event of the season. The tournament was canceled last year due to the effects of the coronavirus global pandemic.

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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