He is in the 2021 US Open group of favorites just behind Novak Djokovic. Alexander Zverev is the strong man of the last few weeks. Olympic champion in Tokyo, the German then went on to win the Masters 1000 in Cincinnati . The 4th in the world remains on 11 straight victories and has great ambitions at Flushing . Finalist last year and beaten by Dominic Thiem , the 24-year-old came very close to winning his first Grand Slam title. He led 5-3 in the last set and lost in the decisive tie-break. Obviously, this match still trots in the head of Sascha.
Alexander Zverev is in New York and wants his 1st Grand Slam
“I would say it put some gas back in the tank. I was only two points away from the victory. I trained several times on the central where I have memories. I remember everything. , I still have this final in mind. I’m very motivated. I can’t wait to come back to this court and start my tournament, because last year I was really not far away. We’ll see how it goes. happen this year, but I’m very, very motivated (…) Last year, I was two points away from the title. It’s not that far. And I’m still thinking about it. I’m very happy to be back here because I feel like I can go out on the court and see how much better I am than last year, how much I have improved. Feel like playing great tennis this season”, he confided in a press conference. His tournament will begin against the American server Sam Querrey .