Alexander Zverev tired of Next Gen discussions as he feels he is no longer a Next Gen player

Alexander Zverev in action

Alexander Zverev feels he has said all there is to say about the future stars of the ATP Tour, saying “I don’t really want to talk about the Next Gen anymore”.

The German was asked about the Next Gen after his win over 17-year-old Carlos Alcaraz at the Mexican Open earlier in the week and he was full of praise for the Spaniard while he also doffed his cap to Jannik Sinner and Lorenzo Musetti, who are both 19.

Zverev is often still referred to as a Next Gen player, but the 23-year-old feels he is now an established player and should not be grouped with the youngsters.

“I don’t really want to talk about the Next Gen anymore,” the 2020 US Open runner-up said. “Honestly, as I said the other day, it seems certain to me that guys like Alcaraz, Sinner or Musetti are going to be in direct competition for the big titles from 2024.”

He added: “For my part, I am 23 years old, I am young, certainly. But the Next Gen now, it’s them.”

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