“Novak Djokovic is Still No.1, Rafael Nadal is still Top 10”: Alexander Zverev Says Big 3 Are Not Done Yet

Published 08/23/2021, 9:30 AM EDT
BELGRADE, SERBIA – JUNE 14: Novak Djokovic (L) of Serbia and Alexander Zverev (R) of Germany pose for a photo prior to the Adria Tour charity exhibition hosted by Novak Djokovic on June 14, 2020 in Belgrade, Serbia. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)


World No.4 Alexander Zverev recently emerged as the champion of the Cincinnati Masters 2021. The German crushed Andrey Rublev in straight sets to lift the title. The final scoreline of the match was 6-2, 6-3.

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In the post-match press conference, Alexander Zverev faced an interesting question. He was asked with Andy Murray not in the best of his form lately, if he is now a member of the new ‘Big Four’ which includes the likes of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic.

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“I mean, we have to see,” began Zverev. “The other guys are still there. I mean, Novak is still World No.1. Let’s not forget that. Rafa is still top ten as well. So, they’re still there and I think after the injury, they’re gonna comeback even stronger.”

Zverev pinpointed that even though Djokovic and Nadal didn’t play at the Cincinnati Masters 2021, they are still top-level athletes. He even predicted that both of them are going to make a phenomenal comeback after recovering from their injuries.

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“Think tennis is in a good spot”- Alexander Zverev

Zverev reflected that tennis is actually is in a good stop right now since fans witness some really intriguing encounters these days. He feels that even though Djokovic is still the World No.1 player, there are some young guys who have the potential of defeating him.

Aug 22, 2021; Mason, OH, USA; Alexander Zverev (GER) kisses the Rookwood Cup after defeating Andrey Rublev (RUS not pictured) in the final during the Western and Southern Open final at the Lindner Family Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports

“I think tennis is in a good spot I would say because the other guys are still there. Novak is still at top of his game but the young guys are also quite strong and it’s gonna be interesting to see who will do what in the next few years,” concluded the World No.4 player.

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After succeeding in Cincinnati, Alexander Zverev will be advancing to the US Open 2021. Fans have really huge expectations from the German and want him to accomplish his maiden Grand Slam there. In Rafa’s absence, will he be able to stop Nole from achieving his Calendar Slam in New York 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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