World No. 7 Alexander Zverev admits he will need to fix some things going forward after a disastrous start to the new season. Zverev, an 11-time ATP champion, picked up his third loss at the ATP Cup on Tuesday after getting demolished by Canadian Denis Shapovalov 6-2 6-2.
The Germans hoped Zverev would lead to a big result at the ATP Cup but the former world No. 3 managed to win only one set in three matches played at the event and was the key reason behind Germany not making the knockout stage.
Zverev won his first set at the tournament on Friday but failed to register a win as Australian Alex de Minaur came from a set and a break down to win 4-6 7-6 (3) 6-2. On Sunday, the 22-year-old German stood no chance against sixth-ranked Stefanos Tsitsipas as the Greek won 6-1 6-4.
"There's a lot of things that I still need to improve, but it's the start of the season,” Zverev said, per the ATP Cup. “I need to find my rhythm."