Alexander Zverev is a better hard court player than Rafael Nadal, says the Spaniard’s uncle and former coach Toni Nadal.
Speaking at Munich, where Zverev is favourite to win in Nadal’s absence, Toni said: “Zverev is a very good player, he is the world number three.
“His best surface is, in my eyes, the hard court, because he moves better than he does on clay, even if he won big titles like Rome.
“Rafa is definitely better (than Zverev) on clay, but Zverev is already a little bit more dangerous on hard.”
Nadal and Zverev have clashed just three times on the ATP Tour so far, with Nadal winning all of them, with two of those matches being played on hard courts.
Johanna Konta’s 2019 season is over.
Top 10 active players with 500 career wins…
Dijana Djokovic speaks up.
Tennis Today features Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
It was another good day for Andy Murray in Antwerp.
What’s going on in tennis today?
Feds not done with Roland Garros yet.
Russian star refuses to be beaten.
Teen star well-beaten.
Brothers unlikely to go for doubles gold.