Ex-Olympic gold medalist compares Alexander Zverev to Novak Djokovic


Ex-Olympic gold medalist compares Alexander Zverev to Novak Djokovic
Ex-Olympic gold medalist compares Alexander Zverev to Novak Djokovic © Getty Images Sport - Hu Chengwei

1992 Olympic gold medalist Marc Rosset has dropped some major praise on Alexander Zverev's game, comparing the German's movement and court-covering to Novak Djokovic. Zverev, who has a very tall frame at 6ft 6 in, moves extremely well on the court and his frame also allows him to hit the ball early and very hard and aggressive.

Rosset, a former top-10 player, was asked by Tennis Magazin to name the best player of the new generation. “Zverev. When he plays aggressively inside the court, for me he is by far the most dominant player. If he plays like he did against Nadal in Roland Garros, he can dominate any player.

He beat Roger and Djokovic at the ATP Finals, he serves up missiles, he can move on the baseline like Djokovic and he can accelerate the ball at any time. He covers the court like Djokovic. If he plays aggressively, the outcome of the match is in his hands.

I love this guy. And for his size, he moves incredibly. It’s very funny because if you look at [Stefanos] Tsitsipas, [Daniil] Medvedev and Zverev – Zverev moves the best for his size and then there’s his serve," Rosset told Tennis Magazin.

Zverev hasn't yet managed to accomplish his two biggest tennis goals

Zverev, who is now 26 years old, was tipped to do great things when he won two Masters titles and reached the world No 3 ranking in 2017. At the time, some thought Zverev would dethrone the Big Three and do major things in tennis.

Six years later, Zverev is a Grand Slam finalist and a former world No 2. In 2020, Zverev made his first Grand Slam final at the US Open - in which he blew a two-set lead against Dominic Thiem. Last year, Zverev reached a career-high ranking of No 2 in the world.

Zverev has undoubtedly had a good career so far but he hasn't yet accomplished his goals of winning a Grand Slam and being the world No 1.

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