Alexander Zverev defends poor Grand Slam record as he targets big season

Michael Graham
Alexander Zverev with ATP title

Alexander Zverev has defended his poor Grand Slam record after winning the ATP World Tour Finals at The O2. 

The German beat Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic en-route to winning the coveted prize, with many commentators hailing it as a huge breakthrough moment for the 21-year-old.

However, his poor Grand Slam performance remains a huge question-mark over Zverev considering he has never been further than the quarter-finals.

He, though, says his record his not a fair reflection of his tennis.

“I think there’s been a few unlucky moments for me this year,” he said. “I’ve done really well at the French, then I got injured.

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“I don’t know how far I could have gone. But how the clay court season ended for me was a little bit upsetting.

“The other Grand Slams, I played against a very good Chung in the Australian Open, which I lost a five-set match.

“Wimbledon I was not prepared to play because of the injury that happened in the French. US Open I had a bad match.

“These things happen. It’s fine. I’ll think about next year when I come back from holidays.”

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