Alexander “Sasha” Zverev popularity meter

Fan or no fan?


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InsideOut900

Hall of Fame
I think Shapo and Tsits have higher ceilings, probably FAA too.
Shapo is still unproven. His ceiling may be high because of his braindead powerhitting, but can he do it even remotely consistent? Even Thiem levels consistent?

Tsitsipas lacks proper defensive attributes. His counterpunching/shot tolerance and return of serve are very weak, he is too reliant on being in control of the points with his 1st serve and shotmaking.

Zverev has a fair bit of power and is decent in defence, but he failed to improve his game as he aged, yet I see some good material under the hood.
A better 2nd serve and learning to take the ball early on the FH would skyrocket Zverev's game.
 
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Rosstour

Legend
Interesting. If you don't mind saying, who was the famous player of your dad's generation?
Probably Connors.

But I didn't mean to imply that my Dad was famous for being a tennis player. Although he was an excellent high school/regional player in his day, much better than I was at the same age.
 

Arak

Hall of Fame
true. But he is also more likeable than Shapo
Well, I would root for Zverev against Shapovalov even though I like the latter too. I do believe he’s among the most likable players despite the hate he gets around here for being arrogant and other nonsense.
 

Aabye5

Hall of Fame
Shapo is still unproven. His ceiling may be high because of his braindead powerhitting, but can he do it even remotely consistent? Even Thiem levels consistent?

Tsitsipas lacks proper defensive attributes. His counterpunching/shot tolerance and return of serve are very weak, he is too reliant on being in control of the points with his 1st serve and shotmaking.

Zverev has a fair bit of power and is decent in defence, but he failed to improve his game as he aged, yet I see some good material under the hood.
A better 2nd serve and learning to take the ball early on the FH would skyrocket Zverev's game.
6-2...Tsitsipas

Plus, I'm still feeling pretty good about FAA's win over Zed at Wimbledon :D
(Even though he then proceeded to lose first round at the Olypmics...*sigh*. Two steps forward, on step back...)
 

merwy

G.O.A.T.
He'd be easier to like if he developed a watchable forehand. It makes me cringe every time I see it
 

Curtennis

Semi-Pro
I find it so odd that anyone can cheer for a man who batters women.
Scratches all over his neck the day after the alleged incident happened is all the proof I need.
 

Curtennis

Semi-Pro
This is not the thread to discuss this. Please keep it clean or keep out. Thank you.
When discussing someone’s popularity, women beating cannot be taken into account? This is not a thread about winning slams, this is a thread about his popularity.
 

nachiket nolefam

Hall of Fame
He sure has hype to win a slam sometime soon. He can do it at any court. I won't be surprised if he beats Rafa at RG in next 2 years. Roman Reigns of tennis..
 

Arak

Hall of Fame
When discussing someone’s popularity, women beating cannot be taken into account? This is not a thread about winning slams, this is a thread about his popularity.
This is my thread and I want to keep it clean please. Thank you for your understanding.
 
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