Kudos To Zverev....

MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
"Zverev is the reigning champion at the ATP Finals, making him the youngest winner at the year-end championship in a decade. Zverev is the only active player outside of the Big Four with three Masters titles. He has been praised by members of the Big Four as one of their potential successors. Rafael Nadal has called him a "clear possible future No. 1."[7] Novak Djokovic has said, "Hopefully, he can surpass me."[8]
Zverev was born into a tennis family. His parents Irina and Alexander Sr. both played professionally for the Soviet Union and his older brother Mischa is also a professional who has been ranked as high as No. 25 in the world. Zverev is a former world No. 1 junior, and won one Junior Grand Slam singles title at the 2017 Australian Open. He had an early breakthrough on the professional tour as well, becoming one of the youngest Challenger title winners in history at the age of 17. As a teenager, Zverev won two ATP titles and also upset then world No. 3 Roger Federer on grass. At 20 years old, he was the youngest player to debut in the top 20 since Djokovic."

Gotta give him props for that at least. He may be cocky but he's backing it up.
 
I have said it even at the height of the ABZ TTW period: he is already a very solid player with excellent prospects and a pleasant to watch game.

It is on the people that cannot get past their prejudices/hate/lack of insight to re-educate themselves.

:cool:
 

Towny

Hall of Fame
I'm not a huge fan of him (although he's growing on me) but he is definitely good for tennis. He has been by far the best of NextGen and I think part of that is due to mental belief. He's not got the most talented game, although that will improve. But he knows he can beat the top guys and follow through to win, unlike Thiem, who might beat one of them but then fall flat afterwards - not winning a single masters. Hopefully, Zverev's form will translate into slams. Would love for him to get one next year. @Meles could even make another 'transition is over' thread and it might actually be semi-accurate
 
"Zverev is the reigning champion at the ATP Finals, making him the youngest winner at the year-end championship in a decade. Zverev is the only active player outside of the Big Four with three Masters titles. He has been praised by members of the Big Four as one of their potential successors. Rafael Nadal has called him a "clear possible future No. 1."[7] Novak Djokovic has said, "Hopefully, he can surpass me."[8]
Zverev was born into a tennis family. His parents Irina and Alexander Sr. both played professionally for the Soviet Union and his older brother Mischa is also a professional who has been ranked as high as No. 25 in the world. Zverev is a former world No. 1 junior, and won one Junior Grand Slam singles title at the 2017 Australian Open. He had an early breakthrough on the professional tour as well, becoming one of the youngest Challenger title winners in history at the age of 17. As a teenager, Zverev won two ATP titles and also upset then world No. 3 Roger Federer on grass. At 20 years old, he was the youngest player to debut in the top 20 since Djokovic."

Gotta give him props for that at least. He may be cocky but he's backing it up.

Great post, and I agree. Zverev and Coric are both primed to make multiple SF runs in majors in 2019.
 

vive le beau jeu !

Talk Tennis Guru
"Zverev is a former world No. 1 junior, and won one Junior Grand Slam singles title at the 2017 Australian Open. (...) At 20 years old, he was the youngest player to debut in the top 20 since Djokovic. You guys probably heard about that."

Gotta give him props for that at least. He may be cocky but he's backing it up.
... it just got edited ! :oops:
(wouldn't be surprised if he was the kind of people who write their own wikipedia page !) :p
 
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Hamnavoe

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TheGhostOfAgassi

Talk Tennis Guru
He is a star and has the belief he can beat the top players . Count him to win USO
I have said it even at the height of the ABZ TTW period: he is already a very solid player with excellent prospects and a pleasant to watch game.

It is on the people that cannot get past their prejudices/hate/lack of insight to re-educate themselves.

:cool:
Wow
I agree so much with this.
Never thought the day will come.

People still not thinking Alex will not do anything remarkable are in for a surprise.
Thing is he has already been remarkable and he has just started.
 

borna coric

Semi-Pro
It's a quote by former NFL head coach Bill Parcells that says, "You are what your record says you are." The point is that you can't reason distance between you and what you accomplish (or don't accomplish.) Results speak for themselves.

Last time I check Zverev has not made it past the QF of any GS events. Just because he won ATP finals does not mean s__t. GS events are best three out of five and Zverev show far has not shown me that he is capable of winning GS events in a span of two weeks. Even my boy Coric has 3-1 H2H against Zverev, including 2017 US Open. Therefore, Zverev and his fans need to shut up and stop gloating.

Zverev recently said that his father is the best tennis coach in the world. Better than Ivan Lendl? This comment from Zverev showed that he is a complete moron.
 
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Hmgraphite1

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It's a quote by former NFL head coach Bill Parcells that says, "You are what your record says you are." The point is that you can't reason distance between you and what you accomplish (or don't accomplish.) Results speak for themselves.

Last time I check Zverev has not made it past the QF of any GS events. Just because he won ATP finals does not mean s__t. GS events are best three out of five and Zverev show far has not shown me that he is capable of winning GS events in a span of two weeks. Even my boy Coric has 3-1 H2H against Zverev, including 2017 US Open. Therefore, Zverev and his fans need to shut up and stop gloating.

Zverev recently said that his father is the best tennis coach in the world. Better than Ivan Lendl? This comment from Zverev showed that he is a complete moron.
Your comments sound heavily subjective, like you personally judge not by all the facts but just the convenient ones that support your weak argument.
Won atp finals - means a hell of a lot more than fecal matter
He's been in tough 3 set matches that were more brutal than avg 5 setters
Coric is an awesome player- should be good rivalry going forward
Zverev fans should cheer- no gloating, don't be a poor sport
Adults show respect for their parents, babies whine and complain
I'm sure Lendl took no offense to the comment
 

borna coric

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Won atp finals - means a hell of a lot more than fecal matter

Winning ATP final is not the same as winning GS.

He's been in tough 3 set matches that were more brutal than avg 5 setters
Best 2 out of 3 is not the same as best 3 out of 5, especially at GS. Zverev has a pattern of losing in five sets, 6-0 against Chung in the 5th at AO, barely scrapping by at FO and in the 1st four rounds and ran out of gas against Thiem in the QF, got bagel by Gulbis in the 5th set of the 3rd round at Wimbledon and lost to Kohlschreiber in the 3rd round at the US Open. See a pattern here

Coric is an awesome player- should be good rivalry going forward

You got that right.

Zverev fans should cheer- no gloating, don't be a poor sport

have seen nothing to this dude.

Adults show respect for their parents, babies whine and complain

Oh yeah, my father was a professor but I wouldn't call him the best professor in the world, unless he is a Nobel prize winner which he is NOT. Zverev could have said "my dad is the best father" instead of "the best tennis coach" showed his immaturity.[/QUOTE]


I'm sure Lendl took no offense to the comment

That's besides the point
 
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Standaa

G.O.A.T.
I don't like Zverev because of his personality. Never said he was or wasn't a good tennis player. He could win 50 GS and I still wouldn't like him. I'm just not into the whole bandwagon jumping on, jumping off, jumping back on brigade that so many here are.

@tennis_pro liking this post yet he was the one hyping Zverev and using his success to get back at Djoko fans LOL
 

Rosstour

G.O.A.T.
I have said it even at the height of the ABZ TTW period: he is already a very solid player with excellent prospects and a pleasant to watch game.

It is on the people that cannot get past their prejudices/hate/lack of insight to re-educate themselves.

:cool:

Yup. I like him and respect his game.

However, I think that eventually he will be surpassed by the more fiery, scrappy guys once they get their heads totally straight...Coric, Tsits, maybe even Khachanov.
 
Yup. I like him and respect his game.

However, I think that eventually he will be surpassed by the more fiery, scrappy guys once they get their heads totally straight...Coric, Tsits, maybe even Khachanov.

I can see Tsitsipas doing that.

The others... not so much.

:cool:
 

Hmgraphite1

Hall of Fame
Winning ATP final is not the same as winning GS.


Best 2 out of 3 is not the same as best 3 out of 5, especially at GS. Zverev has a pattern of losing in five sets, 6-0 against Chung in the 5th at AO, barely scrapping by at FO and in the 1st four rounds and ran out of gas against Thiem in the QF, got bagel by Gulbis in the 5th set of the 3rd round at Wimbledon and lost to Kohlschreiber in the 3rd round at the US Open. See a pattern here



You got that right.



have seen nothing to this dude.



Oh yeah, my father was a professor but I wouldn't call him the best professor in the world, unless he is a Nobel prize winner which he is NOT. Zverev could have said "my dad is the best father" instead of "the best tennis coach" showed his immaturity.




That's besides the point[/QUOTE]
No one said winning atp final was the same as winning a gs.
No one said he's won every match and is undefeated
If you have seen seen nothing it's because you look with a blind eye
Zverev said his dad was the best coach, of all the coaches young Zverev has had in the past, who do you think was better than his dad. An immature snot with no kids of his own would be creating all this f-in drama out of nothing, jealous b-ch
 

borna coric

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If you have seen seen nothing it's because you look with a blind eye

You're absolutely correct on this. I usually do not pay attention to tennis GS until the start of the 2nd week and your boy Zverev is nowhere to be found. Why is that? Oh wait, it is because Zverev lost earlier in the first week of the GS and he was a higher seeded player. Yes, winning GS is difficult but if you're the #4 seed, you should at least make it to the SF. I've seen nothing from Zverev to prove me wrong. I can't wait for my boy Coric to kick his ass, again in GS events

Zverev said his dad was the best coach, of all the coaches young Zverev has had in the past, who do you think was better than his dad. An immature snot with no kids of his own would be creating all this f-in drama out of nothing, jealous b-ch

I pointed this as an example of his immaturity. Zverev attended a lot of tennis academies when he was young and Misha was on the circuit earlier than he has so he must has seen a lot of great coaches on the tour, and that those coaches are definitely than his own father. His father played on the challenger circuit so the dude has never competed at the highest level of tennis. I understand that he loves his dad and why he said it but he is at the big league now. Go watch Tom Brady or Drew Brees interview. you don't see them say sh_t like that.
 

Hmgraphite1

Hall of Fame
You're absolutely correct on this. I usually do not pay attention to tennis GS until the start of the 2nd week and your boy Zverev is nowhere to be found. Why is that? Oh wait, it is because Zverev lost earlier in the first week of the GS and he was a higher seeded player. Yes, winning GS is difficult but if you're the #4 seed, you should at least make it to the SF. I've seen nothing from Zverev to prove me wrong. I can't wait for my boy Coric to kick his ass, again in GS events



I pointed this as an example of his immaturity. Zverev attended a lot of tennis academies when he was young and Misha was on the circuit earlier than he has so he must has seen a lot of great coaches on the tour, and that those coaches are definitely than his own father. His father played on the challenger circuit so the dude has never competed at the highest level of tennis. I understand that he loves his dad and why he said it but he is at the big league now. Go watch Tom Brady or Drew Brees interview. you don't see them say sh_t like that.
As much as Zverev is my boy as you put it, so are Coric, Khachanov, Medevedev, Rublev, Theim, Edmund, Tsitsipas, Chung, Shapovalov, deMinaur, Tiafoe, Fritz, et...
Gotta love the fight, don't really have favorites.
 
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Zverev reminds me of a young Hewitt. Wish he gets Hewitt’s career success.
 

borna coric

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Zverev reminds me of a young Hewitt. Wish he gets Hewitt’s career success.

Zverev is no Hewitt. Hewitt won the US open when he was under 21 years old and Wimbledon when he was under 22 years old. Zverev is already 21 years old and no GS yet :censored:
 
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Zverev is no Hewitt. Hewitt won the US open when he was under 21 years old and Wimbledon when he was under 22 years old. Zverev is already 21 years old and no GS yet :censored:

Being reminded of young Hewitt does not mean having the same exact achievements at the same age. Who else his age right now has any success against the top players at Masters events like Zverev does?

For me the resemblance is more in terms of a sense of entitlement/cockiness about him like Hewitt had.

And I wished him Hewitt’s success because he was the first one off the blocks winning slams compares to his generation but got brutally overshadowed by RF.

I hope someone like Tsitsipas or De Minaur or even Coric surpasses this guy because I can’t stand him.
 
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