Patricio Apey has been based in Europe for 26 years and runs the Ace Group, that holds sports events and represents players. Apey is the world No. 4 and ATP Finals winner Alexander Zverev's agent, he also worked with Murray for five years, carrying a lot of pressure on his shoulders.
'He needed to thank Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski who made the scenario of British tennis bigger than it was in the previous 50 years', Apey said recalling his working period with Murray. 'Then with Sascha I also had a very similar conversation: he needs to thank Roger, Rafa and Novak for making the tennis scenario bigger than ever.
And he is there to use it.' Apey also made a comparison: 'Tennis players are like the wine. All the years you have wine, but in different years, time by time, an amazing, top wine comes through. And the last time that good wines came through was the 85s, 86s, 87s.
We are speaking of Del Potro, Nadal, Djokovic, Murray and Cilic. Then, the generation that happened after them, Raonic and Nishikori... They didn't do mant things. Now the wine of 96s, 87s and 98s is very good. Jarry and Garin are aged the same.
So you will see a change in the next years. And the one who works the most, will be there, because tue difference is little.' Zverev will play the Hopman Cup in Perth late this month prior to the Australian Open, then he will play Rotterdam and Acapulco in February, Indian Wells and Miami in March.