‘Only one thing missing’ from Alexander Zverev’s CV and he hopes to ‘change that next season’

Alexander Zverev celebrates after winning the ATP Finals

He has ticked the boxes at the ATP Finals and Masters 1000 tournaments and Alexander Zverev is determined to do the same at Grand Slams in the near future.

The German produced a clinical display in Sunday’s ATP Finals showpiece match against Daniil Medvedev to win the season-ending event for a second time following his success in 2018.

It capped off a brilliant year for the 24-year-old as he also won gold in the singles at the Tokyo Olympics and the ATP Masters events in Madrid and Cincinnati.

However, the one thing that remains missing from his CV is a Grand Slam title with his 2020 US Open runners-up trophy the closest he has come to a major.

Zverev, though, is determined to change that in 2022.

“Look, I kind of have succeeded on every single level except for the Slams,” he told Serbia’s Sport Klub television.

“It’s the only thing I’m missing and I’ll do whatever I can to change that next season.

“I’m already looking forward to 2022 because I know that I still have things to improve.”

Following his defeat to Zverev in the semi-final in Turin, world No 1 Novak Djokovic said it is only a matter of time before the German wins a major.

“Of course we want to win against each other, but there is that respect and appreciation for each other that is more important than winning or losing,” he said.

“That’s something that I always had with Sascha. I really appreciate that. I wish him all the best. He’s a great guy, fantastic tennis player, I’m sure soon to be a Grand Slam champion.”