Mischa Zverev: We have to wait and see how things go with Rafael Nadal next year

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Mischa Zverev: We have to wait and see how things go with Rafael Nadal next year

Mischa Zverev believes his brother Alexander Zverev is a way better player than he was in 2018 when he captured his first ATP Finals title. Alexander Zverev, 24, earned his maiden ATP Finals title after beating world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the final at The O2 Arena.

This past Sunday, Zverev handed a 6-4 6-4 loss to world No. 2 Daniil Medvedev to capture his second ATP Finals title. Zverev finishes this season with six victories as he made it all the way at two ATP 500 events, two Masters 1000 tournaments, as well as the Tokyo Olympics and ATP Finals.

"Compared to his last ATP Finals victory in 2018, he plays better, more mature, more intelligent and more complete in the overall package," Mischa Zverev told Eurosport. "He is the best Zverev there has been so far, but he can get even better."

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”He has improved his volleys a lot, he also reads the game better, he knows when to attack or retreat. The selection of his strokes has also got better and he's moving well, very intelligently, at the moment.

Against Medvedev, he found an excellent balance and correctly assessed when he needed to move forward and play calmly. There were a lot of tempo changes in the game, but it was all controlled," Mischa Zverev continued.

Also, Mischa Zverev is refusing to write off Rafael Nadal jiust yet. Mischa Zverev is interested to see if Nadal will make a comeback and how will he look if he makes a return. ”Don't forget Tsitsipas, he was unbelievably strong for half the year," Mischa Zverev added.

"I also believe that someone like Rublev can annoy the other players. We also have to wait and see how things go with Nadal in the coming year. Is he coming back or not? How does he play the clay court season?"