Alexander Zverev revealed his plan to defeat Novak Djokovic on Sunday final and win his first ATP Finals title in London. The German lost to Djokovic in straight sets, 6-4 6-1, on Wednesday in the round robin stage but after the win over Roger Federer he now approaches the match being more confident.
'I'll try to hit more winners and less unforced errors', said Zverev. 'Obviously I will adjust a little bit. But as I said, he's the greatest player right now. This year he's been playing unbelievable, especially the second half of the year.
So he's tough to beat no matter how I play him. But I will talk to my coaching staff, talk to my team. We'll find the best way.' The former world No. 4 Greg Rusedski defended Zverev: ‘It was unfortunate – he didn’t deserve that.
The rules are the rules. They replay the point. Let the guy enjoy his moment he was the better player! It’s unfair. Zverev found a way.' For Zverev it's normal that Federer has a bigger fanbase in a tennis match.
'I think anywhere in the world you play Roger, except maybe if I play in Germany, obviously he's going to be loved everywhere. He has, as I said, the most fans in the world, as he should have, because he's the greatest player of all time.
As I said, he's also one of the greatest people of all time. For me, this is completely normal. Just wanted to go out there, I wanted to play my best, give myself the best opportunity to play in a final of an event that is one of the biggest events in the world.
That was my mindset. I knew I had to be aggressive. I knew I had to kind of play my best game to even have a chance. It worked out well.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title