‘Learn from Roger and Rafa’ – Zverev

clayqueen

G.O.A.T.
‘Learn from Roger and Rafa’ – Zverev aims dig at Medvedev and Tsitsipas after US Open exit
George Bellshaw
Tuesday 3 Sep 2019 12:48 am

‘No, I mean, it’s been a much better week for me than it’s been in the last few months. Yeah, I can take positives out of that. I mean, obviously it was difficult conditions for me. It was very slow out there. The court was playing very low and very slow. Actually the opposite of what would be preferred for me. ‘But, you know, credit to him.
He played a great match. I thought he was playing very aggressive. You know, he’s playing well.’

Attention soon turned to Medvedev’s antics at the US Open. The young Russian – who faces Stan Wawrinka in the quarter-finals on Tuesday – has been taking on the US Open crowd, lapping up their boos and mocking them in his post-match interviews; behaviour Zverev believes is crossing the line. And for good measure he threw Tsitsipas under the bus, too, while warning his colleagues to become known for their tennis abilities rather than any external factors.

‘There’s a lot of young guys that do things on the tennis court that maybe is not the best thing to do,’ Zverev moaned. ‘I don’t want the next generation to be known for that. ‘I think a lot of the times Tsitsipas gets over the line with changing his shoes 15 times in a tournament, going to the bathroom in the middle of a set. Stuff like that… ‘Let your tennis racquet talk for you kind of. You don’t need to do things to distract the opponent, try to win that way. ‘Medvedev is obviously going over the line a little bit now. But he’s winning. He’s in the quarterfinals. He’s playing Stan. At the end of the day it all doesn’t matter if you’re winning.

‘But, yeah, I hope some of the NextGen or the young guys will kind of learn from the older guys like Roger [Federer] and Rafa [Nadal] who have been unbelievable over their career, really let their racquet talk for them, not try to distract opponents, something like that.


Read more: https://metro.co.uk/2019/09/03/learn-roger-rafa-zverev-aims-dig-medvedev-tsitsipas-us-open-exit-10673866/?ico=pushly-notifcation-small&utm_source=pushly?ito=cbshare
 

Third Serve

Hall of Fame
‘Learn from Roger and Rafa’ – Zverev aims dig at Medvedev and Tsitsipas after US Open exit
George Bellshaw
Tuesday 3 Sep 2019 12:48 am

‘No, I mean, it’s been a much better week for me than it’s been in the last few months. Yeah, I can take positives out of that. I mean, obviously it was difficult conditions for me. It was very slow out there. The court was playing very low and very slow. Actually the opposite of what would be preferred for me. ‘But, you know, credit to him.
He played a great match. I thought he was playing very aggressive. You know, he’s playing well.’

Attention soon turned to Medvedev’s antics at the US Open. The young Russian – who faces Stan Wawrinka in the quarter-finals on Tuesday – has been taking on the US Open crowd, lapping up their boos and mocking them in his post-match interviews; behaviour Zverev believes is crossing the line. And for good measure he threw Tsitsipas under the bus, too, while warning his colleagues to become known for their tennis abilities rather than any external factors.

‘There’s a lot of young guys that do things on the tennis court that maybe is not the best thing to do,’ Zverev moaned. ‘I don’t want the next generation to be known for that. ‘I think a lot of the times Tsitsipas gets over the line with changing his shoes 15 times in a tournament, going to the bathroom in the middle of a set. Stuff like that… ‘Let your tennis racquet talk for you kind of. You don’t need to do things to distract the opponent, try to win that way. ‘Medvedev is obviously going over the line a little bit now. But he’s winning. He’s in the quarterfinals. He’s playing Stan. At the end of the day it all doesn’t matter if you’re winning.

‘But, yeah, I hope some of the NextGen or the young guys will kind of learn from the older guys like Roger [Federer] and Rafa [Nadal] who have been unbelievable over their career, really let their racquet talk for them, not try to distract opponents, something like that.


Read more: https://metro.co.uk/2019/09/03/learn-roger-rafa-zverev-aims-dig-medvedev-tsitsipas-us-open-exit-10673866/?ico=pushly-notifcation-small&utm_source=pushly?ito=cbshare
"Let your tennis racquet talk for you"


You don't say?
 
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The Guru

Semi-Pro
Interesting that he makes no mention of Noehvaqck
Noahvekqc's obsession with making friends of the young guns backfires tremendously
Novak isn't exactly a model for on court behavior and he would tell you that himself. Rafa and Roger are as good as it gets. This was not an insult towards Djokovic.
 

hipolymer

Hall of Fame
Novak isn't exactly a model for on court behavior and he would tell you that himself. Rafa and Roger are as good as it gets. This was not an insult towards Djokovic.
Agreed; we can't all spend 30 seconds in between serves, vamosing and chum jetzing opponent's errors
 

icedevil0289

G.O.A.T.
honestly my first thought was that is some team8 speaking.

also laver cup is going to be fun. she asked about medvedev and he brings up tsitsipas (who i do think needs to be called out on his bs more). roger is going to have a lot of fun with those two
 

duaneeo

Hall of Fame
"Let your tennis raquet talk for you"

You don't say?
Breaking racquets is letting off steam. Zverev is talking about gamesmanship; trying to win by doing things on the court "to distract the opponent". He says instead, let the tennis racquet--your game--win for you.

Which makes one wonder...why say 'learn from Rafa' (a king of gamesmanship)?

she asked about medvedev and he brings up tsitsipas...
Perhaps because, as he states about Medvedev: "But he’s winning. He’s in the quarterfinals. He’s playing Stan. At the end of the day it all doesn’t matter if you’re winning."
 

Third Serve

Hall of Fame
Breaking racquets is letting off steam. Zverev is talking about gamesmanship; trying to win by doing things on the court "to distract the opponent". He says instead, let the tennis racquet--your game--win for you.

Which makes one wonder...why say 'learn from Rafa' (a king of gamesmanship)?



Perhaps because, as he states about Medvedev: "But he’s winning. He’s in the quarterfinals. He’s playing Stan. At the end of the day it all doesn’t matter if you’re winning."
I know what he meant. I just thought it was funny since his racket quite literally does the talking.
 

James P

Hall of Fame
Man, these journalists ask inane questions. I'm surprised they didn't ask what he thought of Cori Gauff for the bazillionth time.
 

ForumMember

Hall of Fame
Breaking racquets is letting off steam. Zverev is talking about gamesmanship; trying to win by doing things on the court "to distract the opponent". He says instead, let the tennis racquet--your game--win for you.

Which makes one wonder...why say 'learn from Rafa' (a king of gamesmanship)?



Perhaps because, as he states about Medvedev: "But he’s winning. He’s in the quarterfinals. He’s playing Stan. At the end of the day it all doesn’t matter if you’re winning."
Having played against Rafa 5 times he would have first hand account of how Rafa conducts himself on the court. So one would any day take his version over yours.
 

TennisFan3

Legend
I mean this guy is set to be the future GOAT or the greatest after Fedalovic.
He has all the right ingredients. People forget he is only 21. He will get better, stronger and faster.
I hope he does, since he seems the most genuine of the new gen players.
 

DSH

Legend
I mean this guy is set to be the future GOAT or the greatest after Fedalovic.
He has all the right ingredients. People forget he is only 21. He will get better, stronger and faster.
I hope he does, since he seems the most genuine of the new gen players.
22!
 

papertank

Hall of Fame
Zverev's response is pretty idiotic here. He criticizes Tsitsipas for his shoes as if it was some kind of gamesmanship Stefanos was intentionally doing...and then he goes on to say Medvedev is behaving badly but it doesn't matter if he wins in the end. He doesn't have any real point to raise, he's just harping on peers that are doing better than him out of pure jealously. He talks about learning from Roger and Rafa, but maybe he's the one that needs to learn since those two don't randomly call out other players in the press.
 

yokied

Professional
OP is definitely feeling the Bull's last charge for 2019. I like this striding the stage with an expanded trolling repertoire, taking a few big swings at randoms before it all catches up with the VB and the customary Bull hibernation begins before AO20.

Argentinians know the stakes and know their steak. Bull smoked to perfection in 4-5 hours of perfect grinding, seasoned by sodium provided by the eight VB queens of TTW, including @DRII and co.



DieGOAT gonna top himself up with some transfusions from Tandil before breaking Fedalovic hearts and reclaiming the USO for the Americas.
 

DSH

Legend
OP is definitely feeling the Bull's last charge for 2019. I like this striding the stage with an expanded trolling repertoire, taking a few big swings at randoms before it all catches up with the VB and the customary Bull hibernation begins before AO20.

Argentinians know the stakes and know their steak. Bull smoked to perfection in 4-5 hours of perfect grinding, seasoned by sodium provided by the eight VB queens of TTW, including @DRII and co.

Nadal is going to demolish the dwarf with his Argentine wine next door.
:)
 

I Am Finnish

Talk Tennis Guru
Tsitsipas gets over the line with changing his shoes 15 times in a tournament, going to the bathroom in the middle of a set

:D :-D
 

True Fanerer

G.O.A.T.
I agree with Zverev about Tsitsipas. The only thing is that maybe Zverev isn't in the right position yet to talk about his peers. Tsitsipas needs to change though because everyone has caught on now. I can't be a fan of his as long he does the things he does. These 1st round losses of late are Karma for some of the dirty things he does on the court. Kyrgios and Medvedev are controversial, but it's not the same. It's not sneaky dirtiness. Can't stand that kind of thing.
 

clayqueen

G.O.A.T.
I think the media and commentators should start telling the NextGen that they are no good and their career will never come to anything to spur them on to prove everyone wrong. Right now they are being celebrated for achieving nothing so they haven't got the incentive to try harder.
 

tennishabit

Hall of Fame
hilarious manohman lolololololol.................wata disproportional contrast on tv by their sizes especially when shortman's in far end n they looked like different species, lololololol watching ziraffe v shortman who's barely reaches the giant's chest, man.

how abt to get them play 1on1 basketball...........shortman won't have a chance to touch the ball. well, tennis court diluted every advantage of ziraffe:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D............................

huge encouragement for the shorts worldwide, manshortman:love::love::love::love::love::love::love:........................
 
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Part of Sasha's snarkiness on Tsitsipas probably centers on his ex-agent Apey and the contentious split. Tsitsipas is still managed by Apey and this smells like a subtle/not so subtle dig at him as well.
 

tennishabit

Hall of Fame
Yeah, the evil dwarf reminds me of the Gremlins!
:eek::oops:


is she sasha's mom:?)) look alike so much n even same hairstyle..............wasted 3 dwarfs, dwarf-cruelty mam. pay back time, big time:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D:-D...............
 
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thrust

Hall of Fame
Now zverev is on the hate list of Djoker fans...
Novak fans,, like me, have no reason to hate Zerev except that he tends to play his best tennis against Novak. IMO, he is a spoiled brat, due to his father, and when Lendl showed he wasn't going take any BS from the kid the Kid rebelled, so Ivan left.
 
Novak fans,, like me, have no reason to hate Zerev except that he tends to play his best tennis against Novak. IMO, he is a spoiled brat, due to his father, and when Lendl showed he wasn't going take any BS from the kid the Kid rebelled, so Ivan left.
While I do think the two can be separated (like Djoker and not liking Zverev), you just explained how you are a Djoker fan and how you dislike Zverev...

I know it is not related to the comments though...
 

thrust

Hall of Fame
While I do think the two can be separated (like Djoker and not liking Zverev), you just explained how you are a Djoker fan and how you dislike Zverev...

I know it is not related to the comments though...
I try not to dislike Zerev and actually felt sorry for him due to some of his terrible second serves yesterday. I do think he has been spoiled, which is really not his fault. I suppose it is his attitude I don not like. No doubt he has great talent and potential but I think his early success has gone to his head and he expected other players to be afraid of him, so they would automatically lose to him.
 

tennisaddict

Bionic Poster
As much as I want to like and follow Zverev , the way he looks so lost at net play is all I can bring up in my mind
 
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