Alcaraz is overhyped tennis player.

Smecz

Semi-Pro
Think he felt too confident during the match.

This means that in general it tends to win itself, I win as I want..

Zverev is in a worse situation, he is fighting for his name and face, because they are accused of domestic violence!!!.

He tries harder, cares more, wants to get clean!!

Alcaraz, on the other hand, is often a bit of a slacker, he walks on the court like a confident guy, etc.!!

You won't do anything on your own, you won't win...!!!
 

brewcrew

Rookie
He is still one of the best 20-year olds of all time. He has all the shots in the book, but his age and lack of experience shows up in his shot selection and tactics. He goes for too much at the wrong times and pushes when he should be going for more. It doesn't matter against lesser players, but against the top players it becomes glaring. He's been able to get by even the top players by redlining, but if he's off a tiny bit, he doesn't know how to make adjustments yet.
 

ScentOfDefeat

G.O.A.T.
Christ, be patient.
Zverev is a great player and he was always going to have his moment in the sun.
We can't just constantly expect someone to take over completely, there are plenty of players in Zverev's generation who are perfectly capable of winning majors, and let's not forget they're still in their 20s in a sport where 35+ year olds are still at the top.
 

Purestriker

Legend
Christ, be patient.
Zverev is a great player and he was always going to have his moment in the sun.
We can't just constantly expect someone to take over completely, there are plenty of players in Zverev's generation who are perfectly capable of winning majors, and let's not forget they're still in their 20s in a sport where 35+ year olds are still at the top.
These people forget what Novak looked like at 20. He only had one major and didn't sniff a major final until a great run in 2011. Give the kid time before you bury him.

 

Krish872007

Talk Tennis Guru
Christ, be patient.
Zverev is a great player and he was always going to have his moment in the sun.
We can't just constantly expect someone to take over completely, there are plenty of players in Zverev's generation who are perfectly capable of winning majors, and let's not forget they're still in their 20s in a sport where 35+ year olds are still at the top.

I agree that patience is required here, especially with potential ATGs in the making.
It's just the one 35+ year old player at the top though. He's an absolute exception to the rule, just like a now retired 40+ year old and an injured 37+ year old. Other than that no one else in the Top 15 is older than 27, we've already ushered in an era of "normality".

I've lost count of the number of I times I've said this in the past, but evaluating everyone through an ultra top-tier ATG lens just isn't going to work
 

ScentOfDefeat

G.O.A.T.
I agree that patience is required here, especially with potential ATGs in the making.
It's just the one 35+ year old player at the top though. He's an absolute exception to the rule, just like a now retired 40+ year old and an injured 37+ year old. Other than that no one else in the Top 15 is older than 27, we've already ushered in an era of "normality".

I've lost count of the number of I times I've said this in the past, but evaluating everyone through an ultra top-tier ATG lens just isn't going to work
Granted, but on the other hand it's not farfetched to imagine that players like Zverev, Medvedev and Tsitsipas might still have a good 5 years ahead of them or more, and we know that some players fulfil their promise later than others (e.g. Wawrinka). If a couple of them are beating Alcaraz at Slams, they can't be as bad as some people here like to portray them.
 

Mike Sams

G.O.A.T.
Zverev is this good with diabetes! Let that sink in!
Imagine a Zverev if he was healthy??? We're talking 30+ majors!
 

Zetty

Hall of Fame
Lost in the quarters, at the beginning of the new season, to one of the best players in the world in 4 sets. Give it a rest.
 

ALCARAZWON

Professional
Carlos hit by far the most winners of all:
Sinner 31 winners, 28 unforced errors
Djokovic 32 winners, 54 unforced errors
Zverev 28 winners, 25 unforced errors
Alcaraz 39 winners, 45 unforced errors
 

Slice'n'dice

Hall of Fame
So this 20 year old player who is the youngest world number one ever, won as many grand slams as Nadal had at his age and more than Djokovic or Federer had. Because he lost to a former grand slam finalist playing lights out tennis is overhyped.

Think the guy's doing alright. He's ****ing 20, he's got some things to improve but what 20 year old doesn't? Even if he doesn't improve one bit he's still going to had a pretty special career.
 
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