Alexander Zverev is not a Next Gen player anymore, but a top player in fact. After going through some difficult moments between the end of 2017 and early 2018, the German has bounced back on the big stages. In Madrid, he made history by winning his third Masters 1000 title and tightening his hold as the world no. 3, behind Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. But how do Zverev's achievements stack up when compared to the Big Four players at the same age?
Until August 2002, Roger Federer had won one Masters 1000, no Grand Slam titles and was the world no. 13. Andy Murray had zero Majors as well in his achievements, zero Masters 1000 and was ranked 11th. Novak Djokovic was the world no. 3 as Zverev, but had already won a Major and four Masters 1000s. The best player was Rafael Nadal, who at 21 years was the world no. 2, had won three Majors (2005, 2006, 2007 French Open) and nine Masters 1000s.
Le Big Four à l’âge d’Alexander #Zverev...
🇨🇭Roger Federer : 0 GC, 1 M1000, N°13
🇪🇸 Rafael Nadal : 3 GC, 9 M1000, N°2
🇷🇸 Novak Djokovic : 1 GC, 4 M1000, N°3
🇬🇧 Andy Murray : 0 GC, 0 M1000, N°11
🇩🇪 Alexander Zverev : 0 GC, 3 M1000, N°3— Jeu, Set et Maths (@JeuSetMaths) 13 maggio 2018