Alexander Zverev: I have nothing against Stefanos Tsitsipas



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Alexander Zverev: I have nothing against Stefanos Tsitsipas

German tennis star Alexander Zverev believes he, Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev would be the three top-ranked players in the world if the rankings were based on hard courts. Djokovic made it all the way at the Australian Open this year, Daniil Medvedev won the US Open, while Zverev made it all the way at the Tokyo Olympics.

Zverev also won the Cincinnati Masters, while Medvedev went all the way at the Toronto Masters. Cureently, Djokovic and Medvedev are the world's top-two players, while Zverev sits at No. 4 in the world. Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas currently sits at No.

3 in the world. "If I have to make a ranking based on hard courts. I would say Djokovic, Medvedev and me," Tsitsipas said, per Lorenzo Ercoli.

Zverev insists he doesn't have nothing against Tsitsipas

"Don't get me wrong, I'm not taking out Tsitsipas of it.

Please don't start this thing of me against Stefanos, I'm in very good relationship with Stef right now and I have nothing against him," Zverev added. At this past US Open, Zverev unloadeds on Tsitsipas over the Greek's long bathroom breaks.

"It's not normal," Zverev told reporters. "It's happening every match. It happened to me in the French Open, to Novak (Djokovic) at the finals at the French Open. You know, I think in Hamburg against [Filip] Krajinovic he was complaining, against me in Cincinnati was ridiculous, and now here again.

I think players are catching up on that." Back at the US Open, Zverev sarcastically suggested that bathroom is a "magical place" for Tsitsipas. "He's gone for 10-plus minutes," Zverev continued.

"His dad is texting on the phone. He comes out, and all of a sudden his tactic completely changed. It's not just me, but everybody saw it. The whole game plan changes. “Either it's a very magical place he goes to, or there is communication there."