Beaten Zverev: “If I play like that, I don’t deserve to be No 1”

nam416

Rookie
Didn't some posters here call for top players to just throw their matches, to deny any appearance of legitimacy to this joke of an event? So Zod had paid attention, as had Rublev (of course ZverGOAT forgot about any nuance, and did not even pretend to try to win, but that's a different story). Let's see if Med and Tsits answer the call, too.
 
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Deleted member 762343

Guest
I usually never want him to win and get far but the rare times I do so he can stop Nadal, he fails miserably. He’s truly useless.
 

reaper

Legend
Even in putting himself down, Zverev managed to flatter himself. It goes without saying that if you lose in straight sets to a relative journeyman you don't deserve to be #1 in the world....
 

ghostofMecir

Hall of Fame
“I was playing bad the whole week, to be honest,” Zverev said. “I didn’t think I was playing that great. Except against John Millman, maybe I had a good match, but the other two matches weren’t great either. It’s very different also playing during the day and during the night here. I think that didn’t help me in a way, as well. There is no excuses.

“At the end of the day, I’ve got to do better. I came here with a goal to win, and maybe to become No. 1 and all that. But if I play like that, I don’t deserve it. It’s as simple as that. I think after a match like this, it’s very silly to talk about it. I think I need to figure myself out first.”

“I mean, look, I obviously, I give credit to Denis,” Zverev told reporters. “It’s incredible he’s in the quarters. I think he deserves it. He’s done a lot of work. He’s improved his game. But I’ve got to look at myself, as well. Today was just, yeah, today was just, in my opinion, awful from my side.”

To his credit, though, Zverev resisted the temptation to blame any external reasons for his loss. The result, he said, was down to him.

“I had a good off-season,” he said. “I had good preparation. It’s sometimes not only that. Look, there are no excuses. I need to be better, I need to do better. It’s as simple as that. It’s no one else’s fault. It’s not the coach’s fault, it’s not my team’s fault, it’s no one else’s fault. It’s purely me. At the end of the day, as the world No. 3, I have to take responsibilities for the things I do and don’t do. Today was, yeah, was just not good enough to beat someone like Denis.”

https://www.tennismajors.com/austra...ke-that-i-dont-deserve-to-be-no-1-530876.html

The biggest red flag for Chainz was how poorly he was playing behind his 2nd serve. Slam champions don’t do that.

29% of 2nd serve points won vs. Shapo
35% of 2nd serve points won vs. Albot
26% of 2nd serve points won vs. Millman
38% of 2nd serve points won vs. Altmaier
 

zuluzazu

Hall of Fame
Zverev decided to play neutral rallies from John Cain Arena as he has never lost a match there apparently. He put himself there. Honestly, I was amazed at how he was defending from the stands. Honestly if aliens came on Earth and saw that match and came to know Zed is the 3rd best player in the world currently, they would seriously think Earth is easily conquerable LOL :-D :-D
 

GhostOfNKDM

Hall of Fame
The biggest red flag for Chainz was how poorly he was playing behind his 2nd serve. Slam champions don’t do that.

29% of 2nd serve points won vs. Shapo
35% of 2nd serve points won vs. Albot
26% of 2nd serve points won vs. Millman
38% of 2nd serve points won vs. Altmaier

This is great progress from the days where he couldn't even make a second serve to save his life. I guess he can be optimistic about a slam final in the distant future.
 

Zara

G.O.A.T.
I think that you are interested in my medical records. What for?

Oh so paranoid. I was really interested in your weight only; actually not exactly interested in your weight per se but was interested to see if you'd day post in kg or pound. I always go with pounds. KG feels heavy.
 

Sudacafan

Bionic Poster
Oh so paranoid. I was really interested in your weight only; actually not exactly interested in your weight per se but was interested to see if you'd day post in kg or pound. I always go with pounds. KG feels heavy.
Although it is widely accepted that the metric system is notably superior to any other, I would accept to post weights in other units of measure used by the person I’m talking to, only in the case he/she is polite and at the same time seems to have a very hard time converting them from the metric system to his/her obsolete system.
 
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Zara

G.O.A.T.
Although it is widely accepted that the metric system is notably superior to any other, I would accept to post weights in other units of measure used by the person I’m talking to, in the case he/she is polite and at the same time seems to have a very hard time converting them from the metric system to his/her obsolete system.

wow - you could have just saved all that trouble there and let me know that you're not comfortable with sharing that info. 8-B
 

Sudacafan

Bionic Poster
wow - you could have just saved all that trouble there and let me know that you're not comfortable with sharing that info. 8-B
I am normally comfortable in sharing information with people that are not interested in it.
And what would be your requisites to be comfortable with sharing your age, weight and any other body measurements? To begin with, I take it that you prefer pounds and inches.
 

Zara

G.O.A.T.
I am normally comfortable in sharing information with people that are not interested in it.
And what would be your requisites to be comfortable with sharing your age, weight and any other body measurements? To begin with, I take it that you prefer pounds and inches.

But you're so comfortable at sharing your height just last night though. Oh Sudy... 8-B
 

Sudacafan

Bionic Poster
But you're so comfortable at sharing your height just last night though. Oh Sudy... 8-B
Yesterday I was having Malbec celebrating my first victory against covid. Now I’m sober.
And by the way, I regretted all day having informed that I failed in reaching 6 ft.
 

Zara

G.O.A.T.
Yesterday I was having Malbec celebrating my first victory against covid. Now I’m sober.
And by the way, I regretted all day having informed that I failed in reaching 6 ft.

That half an inch is going to make all the difference in the world I tell ya!
 

alexio

Legend
Yesterday I was having Malbec celebrating my first victory against covid. Now I’m sober.
And by the way, I regretted all day having informed that I failed in reaching 6 ft.
u have a nice height sudaca don't worry about that much, many guys even shorter for example 170.. funny too that i'm 193 and also don't like my height, would prefer to be shorter (187-188 i guess perfect height) lol
 

Sudacafan

Bionic Poster
u have a nice height sudaca don't worry about that much, many guys even shorter for example 170.. funny too that i'm 193 and also don't like my height, would prefer to be shorter (187-188 i guess perfect height) lol
Now that you say I have a “nice height”, whatever that means, I will not worry about that anymore, unless @Zara mentions it again.
 

Zara

G.O.A.T.
Now that you say I have a “nice height”, whatever that means, I will not worry about that anymore, unless @Zara mentions it again.

Where do you get off, really? You're the one regretting for not having that precious half an inch for all I know!
 

Sudacafan

Bionic Poster
Where do you get off, really? You're the one regretting for not having that precious half an inch for all I know!
By the way, I was posting in your Djokovic’s Back thread, and it was deleted. Sorry for your loss.
 

Zara

G.O.A.T.
Have you grasped what’s going on in TTW now?
Making a congratulatory thread about Djokovic has become illegal with regards to TTW new standards.

Dunno about that. It's just some ultra sensitive fans reporting left and right about posts/threads etc.
 

Zara

G.O.A.T.
By the way, I was posting in your Djokovic’s Back thread, and it was deleted. Sorry for your loss.

It happened to me twice (or maybe more times) especially last week when I was typing something and was on the verge of posting and then I got the, 'oops! ... we ran into problems' etc. It's so annoying especially when you took the time to type it. LOL
 
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