German tennis star Alexander Zverev claims that winning gold medal at the Olympics is the biggest thing that can happen in any sport. Zverev, ranked at No. 5 in the world, demolished Russia's Karen Khachanov 6-3 6-1 in the Tokyo Olympics final to win gold medal in his Olympic debut.
In the Tokyo Olympics semifinal, Zverev was down by a set and a break down to world No. 1 Novak Djokovic. However, Zverev refused to quit and he ended up making a stunning comeback against Djokovic. "Am I still on Cloud Nine now? Yeah, a little bit,” Zverev said in his pre-tournament press conference, per the ATP website.
“Winning that medal is the biggest thing that can happen in any sport, because the Olympics are very special. You're not only competing for yourself, you're competing for a lot of people. “It is a very special feeling.
But I've got to get back to playing so I've got to forget that feeling a little bit and I've got to start working again and start competing again. I am extremely hungry. I'm not satisfied yet."
Zverev came up big in the Tokyo Olympics final
Zverev absolutely dominated the Tokyo Olympics final as Khachanov never stood a chance against the German.
"This is so much bigger than anything else in sports, especially in tennis - this is an incredible feeling me for me right now," Zverev said after winning the title. "There is nothing better than this. You are not only playing for yourself, you are playing for your country, and the Olympics are the biggest sporting event in the world.
The feeling I have now, and will have, nothing will be better." Zverev, a former world No. 3, has now won three titles this season. Earlier this year, Zverev made it all the way in Acapulco and won it all at the Madrid Masters.