“Fails Every Time Because of Same Mistakes”: Boris Becker Reveals Why Alexander Zverev is Not Able to Succeed at Grand Slams

Published 07/18/2021, 6:28 AM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 3, 2021 Germany’s Alexander Zverev reacts during his third round match against Taylor Fritz of the U.S. REUTERS/Paul Childs


World No.5 Alexander Zverev is having a fair season so far. Even though he has failed to impress the fans at majors, he has an ATP 1000 Masters title and is looking forward to adding many more to his trophy cabinet.

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Tennis Legend Boris Becker recently made some exclusive remarks about Alexander Zverev in a recent interview. According to Becker, Zverev is making the same mistakes again and again which is stopping him from being successful at the Grand Slams.

“I commented on the match in the round of 16 between Zverev and Aliassime. It was a roller coaster ride. Partly world-class, partly not at all good. He still makes the same mistakes, that’s the annoying thing,” said Becker in the interview.

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Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 29, 2021. Germany’s Alexander Zverev in action during his first-round match against Netherlands’ Tallon Griekspoor REUTERS/Paul Childs

Becker believes that it is not Zverev’s opponent who is beating him but instead, he is beating himself. He also mentioned that repeating the same mistakes is an annoying thing for any player.

“He fails every time because of the same mistakes and weaknesses. What the opponent is called, that doesn’t really matter. Zverev fails because of Zverev and not because of the opponent. That must be annoying him. He has a different claim and wants to win Grand Slams,” added the former World No.1 player.

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“Has to fix the same mistakes”- Boris Becker on Alexander Zverev

Becker believes that in order to succeed at majors, Zverev needs to fix the mistakes that he making again and again. He also talked about his technique and revealed that it can be effective against normal players but to beat the best, he can’t just wait for his opponent to make a mistake.

Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Italian Open – Foro Italico, Rome, Italy – May 14, 2021. Germany’s Alexander Zverev in action during his quarter-final match against Spain’s Rafael Nadal REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

“He is a leader among the younger generation and doesn’t have to hide behind anyone. But he has to fix the same mistakes and that’s the annoying thing that it repeats from Grand Slam to Grand Slam. In critical phases he remains too passive, he stands behind the baseline and hopes that the opponent will make a mistake. That’s enough against the worse-placed players, but the better ones don’t make a mistake,” concluded the 6-time Grand Slam champion.

Alexander Zverev will now be playing at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 after the grass-court season. Interestingly, he might play in all three categories at the tournament. Will he be able to win an Olympic Gold for his country this year?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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