The St. Petersburg Open organizer Vladimir Kamelzon praised Alexander Zverev's ATP Finals success in London over Novak Djokovic by 6-4 6-3. Zverev was born in Hamburg but his parents are from Russia.
'Not only Germany but also Russia can be satisfied with Zverev's win in the ATP Finals final over Djokovic', said Kamelzon. 'These are the results of our Sovietic, Russian tennis school. His father is a star of the Soviet times, his mother is a master of sports.
This also thanks to the system of Russian tennis training. Our school is still one of the best in the world. Congratulations Alexander and his parents for the win. Denis Shapovalov, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Zverev, Karen Khachanov, Andrey Rublev, Daniil Medvedev, Evgeny Donskoy - that's the Russian school.
Zverev paved his way at the St. Petersburg Open beating Stan Wawrinka. After that, Zverev's breakthrough started. He, Khachanov and Medvedev are closer to win a Grand Slam title. Zverev's career just started', Kamelzon told Novosti.
In 2018 Zverev also won titles in Munich, Madrid and Washington. Meanwhile, Elina Svitolina recalled the WTA Finals success she got last month beating Sloane Stephens in the final: 'It was unbelievable emotions, winning in Singapore.
I did not expect it and I think it gave me a confidence boost. The tournament was a very tough one. We know that the best eight players in the world are playing there and, because of it, every match is unbelievably difficult.
This is the last tournament of the year and everyone try to give their 100 per cent. Every match was like the final of any other tournament. The game required a lot of strength: mental, physical, so the tournament was very hard.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title