After a well-deserved relaxation following the proper ending of 2018, world no. four Alexander Zverev has hit the observe courtroom and the fitness center once more, getting ready for 2019 and even larger objectives on the Grand Slam stage. Alexander will kick off the brand new season in Perth, competing with Angelique Kerber for Germany on the final Hopman Cup earlier than heading to Melbourne the place he’ll search his first Grand Slam crown. Alexander has been the most effective gamers on this planet within the final couple of seasons, successful 9 ATP titles in 2017 and 2018, together with three Masters 1000 tournaments and the ATP Finals, beating Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in back-to-back matches to grow to be the youngest champion of the elite ATP occasion since Djokovic 10 years in the past.
In his interview to ARD, Alex has spoken about numerous fascinating subjects, feelings on the courtroom, the assist he receives from his household and the objectives for 2019. Requested about his greatest win, Zverev named the latest success in London as the best second of his profession whereas he nonetheless remembers that unlucky loss towards Rafael Nadal at Indian Wells in 2016 when he had a match level towards one of many best gamers of all time earlier than a 6-7 6-Zero 7-5 defeat. Halle and Rome are his favourite tournaments within the calendar and he once more underlined Roger Federer as his idol, nonetheless remembering the headscarf he acquired from the good Swiss when he was nonetheless a child.
Roger and Sascha performed for the primary time in Rome again in 2016 and a very powerful factor for the teenager was to not look ridiculous in entrance of Federer, which definitely didn't occur regardless of dropping the match in straight units. Additionally, Zverev would like to have his brother's volley and he’s hoping for a particular yr in 2019, setting the last word objectives of successful as many Grand Slams as doable in his profession.