Former world No. 1 Boris Becker is impressed with the way world No. 4 Alexander Zverev has been performing over the last month. Zverev is in the form of life, having won two major tournaments in a row. Zverev captured his maiden gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics, before he won the Cincinnati Masters prior to the US Open.
After winning two major trophies, Zverev is now having a strong run at the US Open. Zverev dropped just one set in five matches played at the US Open to comfortably make the semifinal. Zverev has now won 16 matches in a row.
"It's extraordinary,” @TheBorisBecker said abt @AlexZverev #usopen. "He has now won 15 matches in a row and only lost three sets, so he has only allowed himself very few periods of weakness. "He is in the shape of his life."
— TENNISMEDIA (@luciahoff) September 8, 2021
Zverev set for a Novak Djokovic challenge
The most impressive of those 16 consecutive wins has been the one Zverev clinched over world No. 1 Djokovic at the Tokyo Olympics.
Zverev was down by a set and a break against Djokovic in the Tokyo Olympics semifinal before he recovered to clinch the gold medal match. Zverev is now two wins away from winning his maiden Grand Slam title and he knows what he will have to do in order to beat Djokovic again.
"Yeah, against him you prepare that you have to play the best match that you can. You have to be perfect, otherwise you will not win," Zverev said of facing Djokovic. "Yeah, I mean, most of the time you can't be perfect.
That's why most of the time people lose to him. Against him, you have to win the match yourself. You have to be the one that is dominating the points. You have to do it with very little unforced errors. "He is the best player in the world.
He is very difficult to beat. But he's still also got to win tonight. He's playing Matteo Berrettini who is in very good form, finals of Wimbledon. I think he's looking forward to that match, as well. It's going to be an interesting match to watch those two."