After his semifinal emotional victory against Roger Federer, Alexander Zverev wants to crown the week of his success at the ATP Finals in London with the biggest title of his career so far.
At the end of the tennis season meet number one Germany on Sunday (19.00 / Sky) in the final in the world number one ranking Novak Djokovic. "Of course this will be a daunting task, Novak is currently the best player in the world," Zverev said before the final.
Zverev also has to process events surrounding Federer's matches until the match against the number one player in the world. Because of a ball boy in the second set-tiebreaker with a score of 3: 4 from the point of view of Zverev dropping the ball which was felt in the middle of the rally, the 21-year-old was right to complain, so the point must be repeated.
Federer complained to the referee, but the decision was correct. In repeating ball changes, Zverev made a point and then a little surprise with 7: 5, 7: 6 (7: 5) perfect.
With Zverev there are 22 more years in Germany in the final
In the interview of the next winner, several spectators who had previously supported Federer whistled to Germany. "Of course it's not an easy situation," said Zverev, who wanted to go to the hotel after the game to play on the Playstation and distract from the incident during the massage.
But even if he loses in the final on Sunday, Zverev has been able to look back on good financial reports. As the first German since Boris Becker 22 years ago, he was in the final of the ATP Finals. Becker lost in 1996 in Frankfurt am Main in the final against Pete Sampras from the United States. The previous year, the German tennis idol had won a prestigious event as the last German to date. Apart from Becker succeeding in Michael Stich (1993) only one more German. "Today's great sport against Roger," Becker tweeted on Saturday.
"Of course I am very proud to be in the final," Zverev said. "My team and I work very hard for that." In the final match of the year, he wanted to get everything from him again, because at the time after that, he missed last week. "Whether victory or defeat – then it goes on vacation."
In the video: This is how Zverev explained the incident with the ball boy