Zverev says Tsitsipas didn’t play well and that the match was pathetic

Yeah sorry to give wrong info. I was confused I guess because he said something similar after Miami 2005.
But I looked into it and it seems like this was Wimby 08.
Since we're on the topic, the bit where Fed said 'I'm happy with everyone I get now before he takes them all' is at the link below, his interview starts around 4:09:

 
This sentiment has been posted before. Nick is NOT arrogant. He actually has self-esteem issues and is one the least conceited or arrogant pros I've seen or met. Pat Rafter would be the best example of that-- just totally nice to all fans.

I've watched Nick for 4 years at IW practicing, at the Oracle Players event and in matches. Yes, he tanks, he doesn't give a damn against lesser players, he says unforgivable things (like to Stanimal). But he is not arrogant in the slightest. I've never seen Nick treat the fans and especially kids, as anything but self-effacing and polite. There's nothing "conceited" about him in any way.

On the other hand, Zverev drips with condescension towards almost everyone, I have personally seen it at IW. He and Raonic are without question the most arrogant and haughty of all the current crop of players. Jack Sock is a tool too.

The top guys are all nice, possibly because of PR reasons. Del Po is just pure gold to all.
At US Open 2017, in his doubles match, he called the crowd "f***ing idiots" if I recall correctly and constantly said disparaging things about them. Kyrgios I mean.
 
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Don’t see what the brew ha ha is.

Zverev was so disgusted at his game even though **** played like crap, he was even worse.

Where’s the issue?
 

EllieK

Professional
Djokovic said after his defeat at the hands of Tsitsipas "I didn't play well especially from the baseline. I didn't return well" What is the difference? Seriously what do we want these guys to do? Fall on their sword and lie about how they feel? Honestly both Zverev and Djokovic didn't play at the level we all know they can but what really lost them the match was that the other guy just kept playing point for point until match point and then he won match point. Lesser men would have rolled over when Zverev was serving for it in the second set but Tsitsipas didn't. In the end, that is how all matches are won and lost.
 
Zverev is just saying that if he is on his A game, no way this guy is even in his league. That is the mind of a champion, like it or not..................now he just has to back it up.
Zverev had numerous opportunities to put him away in the 2nd set and he didn't and he knows he let him off the hook big time. It wasn't so much great shots by Tsitsipas,
but mental errors by Zverev. The problem is that Zverev has been constantly choking the last 6 months. So he might want to win more titles before he talks so much smack.
It's possible the Tsitsipas becomes Lendl to Zverev's McEnroe.

"I've got more talent in my pinkie than Lendl has in his whole body. - McEnroe

Lendl pretty much owned McEnroe the rest of his career.
 
Post-match press conferences are largely irrelevant. Who cares what they have to say, we can easily see what happened during the match.

I guess it's going to take a while for Zverev to really get accepted here
 
Zverev, who? How can you possibly lose when you won the first set 6-3 and are leading the second set 5-1. It's quite obvious Misha is more
of a gentleman, because of win or lose, he still plays his game style and does not whine. This other character Sasha is a whiner and depends upon his opponents laying down to his big serve and bad-a*ssed 2 handed backhand.

It's obvious, baby Sasha does not know how to play someone who will not quit, even when Tsitsipas was exhausted and not getting his first serve in, but just manages to keep the ball in play. GO Tsitsipas!!!!

Aloha
 

Steve0904

Talk Tennis Guru
You're supposed to give your opponent some credit for winning, not just blame your own performance and especially not your opponent's. He just came across as churlish.
This is my issue too. Honesty is perfectly fine, but brutal honesty in that instance not so much. I don't mind him saying the match was pathetic, but he went too far when he said "I don't think he (Tsitsipas) played well. Even if Tsitsipas agrees, which again only makes Zverev look worse, I wouldn't say things like that if I were him. It was clear that Zverev meant it to be insulting. Berate yourself all you want, but talking about an opponent not playing well after you've lost to him is just sour grapes.

Zverev just looks and acts whiny when he loses, too. It's like someone said up thread. It's too bad he doesn't have Roddick's gift for pressers. He really can't afford to be non PC when it includes bratty behaviour. Safin was great for this kind of stuff too. They got away with it because they were funny. Zverev can't do that so he should probably toe the line. At least for now while he's still trying to break through at slam level.
 
Djokovic said after his defeat at the hands of Tsitsipas "I didn't play well especially from the baseline. I didn't return well" What is the difference? Seriously what do we want these guys to do? Fall on their sword and lie about how they feel? Honestly both Zverev and Djokovic didn't play at the level we all know they can but what really lost them the match was that the other guy just kept playing point for point until match point and then he won match point. Lesser men would have rolled over when Zverev was serving for it in the second set but Tsitsipas didn't. In the end, that is how all matches are won and lost.
So, every player can say the same thing when they lose to someone? What ATG or GOAT plays at 95-100 percent level every single round or tournament?
So, Cilic can say if my level of play was like my 2014 form at USO he would've beat Roger again on HC at AUS 2018?
Nadal can say I did not play the level I know I can in the 5th-set at AUS 2017?
No.They don't. They lost to a better player that day.
EXCUSES, Excuses - a loss is a loss no asterisk unless you are obviously hurt or shanking tons of shots.

I guess Zverev played terrible while winning 6-2 and up 4-2 or 4-1 in second set. :)

Maybe it is the opponent why the reason you didn't play well. There are ways to speak and be honest so you don't come off as a jerk or arrogant.
 
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