Mischa Zverev lists his “new Big 4” in tennis

Former number 25 in the world, Mischa Zverev, considers Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas to be the “new Big 4” For over a decade, Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray were considered the Big 4 tennis.

Murray, Nadal and Federer have all struggled with injuries in recent years but Djokovic is still going strong. Djokovic, Medvedev, Alexander Zverev and Tsitsipas are currently the four top-ranked players in the world.

“From my point of view, the new top 4 are Djokovic, Medvedev, Sascha and Tsitsipas. That’s just my feeling, that can of course still change, “said Mischa Zverev to Eurosport.

Mischa Zverev hopes that Alexander Zverev will reach number 1

Alexander Zverev had an outstanding 2021 season, winning six titles.

On Sunday, Alexander Zverev defeated Medvedev 6: 4, 6: 4 and won his second ATP Finals title. Alexander Zverev has won on all levels, except at the Grand Slam. Alexander Zverev currently enjoys the highest rank of his career as number 3 in the world.

Alexander Zverev’s goals in 2022 will be to win a first Grand Slam and climb to first place. “It is mathematically possible to be number one without a Grand Slam title, but it is very unlikely.

I think in the last 20 years only Marcelo Rios has made it without a Grand Slam victory, “explained Mischa Zverev.” There are people who win a Grand Slam but have never won a Masters. You can then say that it was a lucky coup, but if you’ve already won several Masters and twice the ATP Finals, then that’s not lucky.

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Sascha is one of 10 players who are world champions more than once [ATP Finals] became. That list includes players like McEnroe, Borg, Becker, and Sampras. Statistically it should be enough for a Grand Slam victory.

I don’t want to rely too much on the past, but rather see how Sascha can develop in the future. ”