World No. 7 Alexander Zverev said he and Novak Djokovic plazed a great match but acknowledged that he wasn't happy with the result since he lost. Zverev, who made the Australian Open last year, won the first set but ended up losing to Djokovic in the Australian Open quarterfinal as the Serb won 6-7 (6) 6-2 6-4 7-6 (6).
"It was a great match. We both played well and I'm not happy with the result,'' Zverev said, per Tennis Majors. "I think we were both fine today (physically). It was a hard match, I don't know what Novak said on it.
We can't have a travelling circuit right now. ATP should look at play on the same venue multiple weeks."
Zverev wants clarity
A total of 72 players were placed under hard quarantine upon arriving to Melbourne. After beating former Nitto ATP Finals champion Zverev, Djokovic blamed quarantine for injuries at the Australian Open and said players might not be willing to continue the season if they have to quarantine at most tournaments.
Like Djokovic, Zverev also wants clarity on the situation. “We can’t have a traveling circuit right now,” added Zverev. “I think what the ATP should do and should look into is, you know, maybe having a venue like here and play multiple weeks at one place.
Multiple tournaments, multiple weeks. “Because at the end of the day in Europe right now we can’t have spectators anyways, so what difference does it really make where we play the tournament? We can change the background, we can change the, you know, city name on the court or whatever, and then play it at one venue.
“I do agree with Novak, and we talked about it with Novak, as well, and with Vasek Pospisil, as well, that we simply cannot have a traveling circuit with how things are going”.