Alexander Zverev reveals how he was able to dominate Rafael Nadal for ‘special’ win
Alexander Zverev as revealed the secret behind how he was able to secure a ‘special’ win over Rafael Nadal at the ATP Finals.
Zverev beat the world umber one 6-2, 6-4, with Nadal openly admitting after the match that the German was simply the better player on the day.
And Zverev, the defending champion, was very aware of the quality he produced too.
“This means so much, playing here again after winning my biggest title so far in my career here last year. This means everything to me,” Zverev said on-court.
“The atmosphere is the reason why everybody is trying, the goal of the beginning of the season is to make London.
“Because playing here, playing in The O2, is something that we don’t have during the year, and this is so special.”
Zverev was able to completely dominate Nadal in a way that very few others have been able to achieve in their careers. So how did he do it?
“The whole thing was about the serve,” Zverev said.
“Obviously when I play this aggressive tennis, when I play this way, I have now beaten all three guys on this court, the big tree, so it shows that I can play very well and beat the top players.”
Andy Murray preparing for a return to the ATP Tour in France
Murray has accepted a wildcard to play another tournament in France.
Remarkable statistics confirm Daniil Medvedev is the new king of hard courts
Daniil Medvedev can now be hailed as the new king of hard courts.
Exclusive – Myleene Klass believes Emma Raducanu can inspire a generation
Myleene Klass has revealed Emma Raducanu has inspired her daughters to reach for the stars after her stunning win at the US Open.
Dominic Thiem on Emma Raducanu’s US Open win: ‘It’s one of the greatest achievements in women’s sport’
“Perhaps it is the greatest breakthrough of all time,” says Dominic Thiem.
‘Unfair that Novak Djokovic is always the bad guy and Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are the good guys’
“I hope he is treated a little more fairly,” says Boris Becker.
Venus Williams explains backstory behind photo with Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova at Met Gala
Just Venus, Serena and Maria enjoying a laugh in the bathroom at the Met Gala.
‘I think it’s gradually sinking in a bit more,’ says Emma Raducanu after ‘whirlwind experience’
The teenager took part in a round of breakfast TV and radio interviews.
‘People are talking about tennis again,’ revels Boris Becker after ‘Dame Emma Raducanu’s’ heroics
Boris Becker waxes lyrical about Emma Raducanu.
Tennis to introduce ‘Stefanos Tsitsipas bathroom break rule’ following Greek’s lengthy loo visits?
Stricter rules on the cards following furore over Stefanos Tsitsipas’ loo breaks.
LTA chief insists Emma Raducanu will not lose focus after stunning rise to the top
Lloyd has called for the newly-crowned US Open champion to be given “breathing space”.