Alexander Zverev: Value of gold medal is incredible
by DZEVAD MESIC | VIEW 6984
German tennis star Alexander Zverev was inspired by the fact that he was representing his country and that made him extremely motivated to do well at the Tokyo Olympics. Zverev, ranked at No. 4 in the world, captured his maiden gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics after beating Karen Khachanov in the final.
Zverev has a couple of Masters titles in his collection and he also won the Nitto Atp Finals in 2018. However, nothing can be compared to winning gold med. “I’ve won the World Tour Finals but a gold medal at the Olympics, the value is incredible because you’re not only playing for yourself, you’re playing for your country,” Zverev said, per the Laver Cup website.
“It’s an incredible feeling… I didn’t walk on court for one second for me. I never gave up, I never lost that spirit”.
Zverev couldn't hide his happiness
After beating Khachanov in the Tokyo Olympics final, Zverev said it was bigger than anything else in sports.
"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, per the Itf website. "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." After his Olympic victory, Zverev underlined the importance of sports during challenging times.it "I think sport right now, in the world we are living in, is not only important, but necessary," Zverev insisted.
"I think it's necessary for people to have something to watch, something to cheer for, even if it's in front of the TV. I think the Olympics are very important to be happening right now - not only for Japan, but the whole world."