During the Australian Open final, German tennis star Alexander Zverev thought Rafael Nadal was “incredible and extraordinary”. Nadal (35)’s back was turned against the wall, but he made an astonishing return to beat Daniil Medvedev 2-6 6-7 (5) 6-4 6-4 7-5.
Medvedev could not win the title, but Zverev thought the Russian was “extraordinary” as well. “I watched the end of the Australian Open final, even though I would have liked to have been there. Rafa was amazing, extraordinary.
We must also congratulate Daniil for being extraordinary, ”Zverev said during his pre-tournament press conference in Montpellier.
Zverev disappointed with his Australian Open result
After winning his first gold medal and a second ATP final title, Zverev made it clear that winning the Australian Open was his next big goal.
Zverev’s Australian Open campaign came to an end after a shock straight defeat against Denis Shapovalov in the round of 16. “I was under a lot of pressure in Australia, everyone kept telling me I could be world no.
1 by performing well there, and I was disappointed with my result, “Zverev admitted. Zverev did not hide his unhappiness after the Shapovalov defeat when he blew his show.” I played badly all week, to be honest to be, “Zverev said after the loss.
“I did not think I was playing so well. Except against John Millman, I might have had a good game, but the other two games were not great either. It is very different to play here during the day and at night.
I think it did not help me in any way either. There are no excuses. “At the end of the day, I have 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 do not deserve it.
It’s as simple as that. I think after a game like this it’s very simple to talk about it. I think I have to figure it out myself first. ” Zverev returns to action at this week’s ATP Montpellier.