It's not easy to breakthrough with Roger Federer and Nadal, says Zverev

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It's not easy to breakthrough with Roger Federer and Nadal, says Zverev

In an interview to Abend Blatt, the world no. 5 Alexander Zverev commented on tennis in general and his rivals. The 21-year-old admitted that the veteran guys are still the best. 'It's not easy to breakthrough in this era with Roger (Federer), Rafa (Nadal) and Novak (Djokovic).

But we are the next generation who play at the highest level. I think tennis is having a good development,' said Zverev. Analyzing how his season went, ahead of the ATP Finals he said: 'I am really happy with what I showed.

Many good tournaments, three Masters finals, a Masters title. Grand Slams were mostly ok. But in Paris, at the French Open, I felt I was there to do something very big, I wanted to go far and have a best match against Nadal or Thiem.

Me and Nadal marked this year's clay-court season but in Paris I had no strength left.' Zverev also spoke about the controversies that are created after his press conferences: 'There are many players attending press conference and saying some nice things, even if they do not even think about what they are saying.

I openly tell my opinion, that's just my nature. I realize that it's not dor everyone.' Meanwhile, Dominic Thiem spoke about how it feels to play ATP Finals again: 'It’s a very unique tournament. You face such a strong field.

It is really difficult against any player. You need to be at 100 per cent right from the beginning.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title