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“Have To Be Patient”: Boris Becker On Alexander Zverev’s Grand Slam Breakthrough

“Have To Be Patient”: Boris Becker On Alexander Zverev’s Grand Slam Breakthrough

Nothing is permanent in the world. After a stipulated time, the change will be coming. It is inevitable. The tennis world is no exception to this. Once the undisputed kingdom of the big 3, is now hosting future kings to take over. A fresh bunch of young talents is being trained to rule when the big 3 leaves the court. Apart from this bunch, a few names stand out who are exceptionally better than the rest. Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev, and Dominic Thiem to name a few.

Former German legend, Boris Becker won his first Grand Slam when he was 17 years old. The former world number 1 understands the learning phase of these youngsters. He has expressed his content with the upcoming bunch of youngsters.

We can be happy that we have Zverev and Co., a generation is growing there“, Boris commented.

Speaking about his compatriot Alexander Zverev, Becker advises everyone to be patient. He understands how important this phase is for him as well as for his tennis. Being critical of his results might demotivate him to sway off from his natural talent. Highlighting his success in the big stages, Becker verdicts they’re in the right direction. Although he wants him to push for better results and grab the titles.

“We also have to be patient a bit. We’re doing pretty well there. More would be better.”

Alexander Zverev in action in the French Open 2020
Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France -Germany’s Alexander Zverev in action during his third round match against Italy’s Marco Cecchinato REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Alexander Zverev had a good run in the Grand Slams

The 23-year-old from Germany performed really well in this year’s Grand Slams. With the exception of the Wimbledon Championship, we had three Grand Slams this year.

While the Australian Open was over before the pandemic crisis, the US Open 2020 marked the return of tennis to its greatest avenues. The French Open 2020 concluded this year’s Grand Slam tournament.

Alexander Zverev put up commendable performances in all three Grand Slams and impressed tennis fans across the world. In the Australian Open, he was shown the door in the semi-final by Dominic Thiem. Although he failed to capitalize on his one-set lead, his run was well appreciated by everyone.

Alexander Zverev during the French Open 2020
Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France Germany’s Alexander Zverev in action during his fourth-round match against Italy’s Jannik Sinner REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Resuming tennis and returning to the US Open 2020, Zverev cruised to the finals of the Flushing Meadows. He once again locked horns with Thiem. His performance was not enough to lift the coveted trophy as he failed once again to hold on to his two-set advantage.

His performance in the Roland Garros is not as exquisite as the previous two Grand Slams. He managed to reach the fourth round of the French Open 2020. However, his performance was pretty decent and everyone is hopeful of his return with greater intent.

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