In an interview with Tyc, Sports Alexander Zverev shared his feelings about playing exhibition matches with Roger Federer in South America this week. The German said: "I saw him through all my childhood, he is a legend and an unbelievable player.
It's a great honor to have this swing with him. We are enjoying a lot and hopefully, we play good matches too. I always admired him for something and for me he is the best, he is able to do what others cannot. Federer is Federer and then the others come.
He is a great person on every aspect, no one can be like him on and off the court." On why he is not playing the Davis Cup Finals in Madrid, Zverev added: "I do not like playing it because it's the most historical events and it should be home and far away, feature best of five sets matches, three-day ties, where you play against a team of great players and have a crowd as you have in football.
The format lost something... I understand that it brings a lot of money on the table but sometimes history is more important than money." Will he play it one day? "We will see, I never denied it but in the short term future I do not think so."
Federer spoke about his sleeping routines. Since when he became a father back in 2009, the Swiss sleeps less as he now has four children. "In the past, I used to take a rest for 10 and 12 hours a day. Now, if I sleep eight, I am happy," said Federer who also cares about his training regime although he sometimes drinks some wine at dinner.
Now his training is more about quality than quantity: "When you are younger you have to show yourself you can compete for many hours and now that I know I can, I try to take care about my body."