With a streak of 11 consecutive wins that have earned him the gold medal in Tokyo and the Masters 1000 in Cincinnati, Alexander Zverev arrives with full confidence for the US Open.
With the mission of remove the thorn last year in which lost the final to Dominic Thiem, Zverev will look to continue his streak of victories at the US Open.
A great 2021
“It has been a pretty incredible month for me”, Zverev said at his pre-tournament press conference. “Obviously, winning the gold medal is something you don’t even dream of as a tennis player because in some ways it’s so surreal. Is incredible. The feeling I had, as well as the Cincinnati week, was pretty good. I feel good. I hope to continue this wave here in New York and we’ll see how it goes. “
After that painful end before Thiem, where he let go of a two-set lead and fell in the fifth-set tiebreaker, Zverev feel that the experience will give you more motivation in the latter Grand Slam of the year.
“I think it fuels the fire a bit because I was two points away from winning the tournament,” dijo Zverev. “I practiced on center court a few times now. There are still memories there. I still remember it, and I still have it in the back of my mind. “
The German said he felt motivated and eager to start competing, knowing that last year was nothing short of glory. “I feel like I’m playing great tennis this year.”
Despite the absences of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, Zverev knows that both he, Djokovic and other tennis players more like Tsitsipas, Medvedev y Rublev, they can put on a good show in the US Open.
“I think with Medvedev, Tsitsipas, Rublev and BerrettiniWe are having great battles, we are having very entertaining matches. Many tennis fans are also looking forward to those matches. I believe that in the future this will be no different. I believe that, in the grand finals and the grand semifinals, those clashes will happen more often and they will be more common “, concluded the Olympic champion.