World No. 3 Alexander Zverev feels his game has improved a lot over the last few years and mentioned he sees it when he plays 20-time Grand Slam champion. Zverev, 24, enjoyed a huge 2021 season as he played six finals and captured as many titles.
Zverev won his first gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics, won his second ATP Finals title and captured two Masters titles this year. The gap between Zverev and Djokovic has never been narrower as the German beat the Serb at the Tokyo Olympics and ATP Finals this year.
When asked about it, Zverev said, per Tennis Up To Date: “I can only ever speak of myself, but I think that I have improved my game a lot in the last few years. I don't only see that when I play against Novak, I also see that when I play against others."
Zverev reveals what Djokovic told him
“I also talked about this with Novak. Novak feels like he is still at the highest point of his career. He also told me that he is serving better now than he ever served before. He sees his tennis game as good as he used to see it.
He has no problems from the baseline, so I already think we're improving," Zverev revealed. Zverev says he is now much more calmer and experienced. "I've become much calmer. I'm also getting older. I'm not 18 or 19 anymore.
I understand maybe a bit more things about life and understand that you just have to keep calm in important situations. That has had its effect on me this year. But the biggest improvement I've made is my second serve. I haven't had any matches in the last six months where I served 20 double faults," Zverev explained. Zverev's biggest goal for 2022 is to win a maiden Grand Slam title.