Alexander Zverev takes what's positive from his week in Shanghai where he reached the final losing to Daniil Medvedev. The 22-year-old German player, speaking in a press conference, said: "I think we're through the stage where we learn lessons in my career.
I think we're past that a little bit (smiling). But, yeah, I mean, as I said before, it was a very positive week. Made it to the finals. Beaten Roger Federer, beaten other great players. Making it into the finals of a Masters 1000 is always very difficult and you have to be playing very good tennis to do that.
I will take that into the indoors now where I had good success last year, and hopefully I will have even better success this year." On his loss to Daniil Medvedev, Zverev added: "It was the most difficult, but I think I played the best player.
Who knows what would have happened? As I said, confidence was a big factor today, and he's way, way more confident than I am in big moments in finals right now, because I always was somebody that in the big moments kind of played my best.
But right now he's been to six finals in a row, so he's more used to it than I was. My last final was in Geneva, so that's a big difference. As I said, he's playing some great tennis and all the credits to him."