Boris Becker worked as a BBC commentator during the ATP Finals in London and he made an interesting observation about Novak Djokovic's perfomance in the final against Alexander Zverev. 'Novak's got a different look on his face today.
It's the whole body language, his whole attitude,' he said while commentating. 'Sooner or later, these 20-somethings have to step up to the plate. Zverev is the best of the lot and he's the first one to do it.' Becker also praised Zverev: 'A young player was needed to finally step up to the plate and challenge the big boys.
It's important for all of us to see the future of tennis and see that there's a life after.' Andrew Castle said: 'That's the biggest title for Alexander Zverev so far but there's so much more to come.
He's a wonderful player. It's been an absolute pleasure to see his arrival this week. He's yet to go as far in Grand Slams as he'd like, but this is massive for him. Not only that, he's beaten Federer and Djokovic back-to-back.' Zverev commented on the crowd booing him on Saturday: 'It was an emotional moment for me.
I was supposed to be the happiest guy on the planet beating Roger in the semi-finals. It was tough for me because I didn’t feel like I had done anything wrong. We as tennis players take it personally. He [Ivan] just said don’t take it personally.
They are all Roger fans. [Roger] deserves to have the most fans in the world. He just told me to go out and enjoy it.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title