Mischa Zverev, who also takes care of his brother Alexander as a coach and manager, explains the keys to success at SPOX after his triumph in the ATP final in Turin and dares to look to the future.
“We didn’t celebrate as well. I came home with the family because we had to catch the plane the next day. And it was the same with Sascha. But we all enjoyed the moments with the team in the locker rooms, ”said Mischa Zverev. .
There would have been a lot of reasons for the excessive celebrations.
The way Alexander Zverev crowned himself champion in the ATP final for the second time after 2018 clocking 6: 4, 6: 4 in the final against his feared opponent Daniil Medvedev, was nothing short of impressive.
Mischa Zverev: “Maybe not a single bad decision”
“His plan was good from the start and the execution was almost perfect. He found the right position behind the baseline and could set the pace himself and also change. He was very variable, played serve and serve. volley and even the backhand slice I saw attacks, ”says Mischa Zverev with a smile.
Another key: footwork. “Besides, he was moving very well and above all correctly. After the long game against Novak, it was my biggest fear – physical condition”, reveals Mischa Zverev.
A fear that has remained unfounded. Zverev believed in his game plan and became “mentally stronger”, increasingly focused and calmer during the game.
“Maybe there wasn’t a single bad decision. It is usually a sign that a player is very calm and has enough time to sufficiently analyze the situation of the game,” said Mischa Zverev, also impressed.
Zverev: “tear your ass” for Grand Slam title
After the title, Alexander Zverev was already thinking about the future. The goal for 2022: the long-awaited first Grand Slam success.
“I can only say one thing: I’ll do anything to make it happen. I’m going to put in as much work as I can and slit my ass to make it happen.”
His brother is certain that this success in Turin is exactly the right driver for the step towards the Grand Slam title in 2022.
“Success is one thing, the other is how and against whom he won. Such a big win gives you confidence and I see him as a more complete player than at the start of the year. he received a boost and that other players will be even more afraid of having to play against Sascha, ”explains Mischa Zverev.