After Acapulco triumph, Alexander Zverev sets sights on more silverware

The 23-year-old German star has laid out the goals he wants to achieve in his career.

Alexander Zverev in a file photo; Credit: ATP Tour Twitter

Alexander Zverev continued his upward spiral into 2021 with the Acapulco title. The German bagged his first title of the season with a 6-4, 7-6 win against Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final. Zverev was consistent throughout the tournament. The 23-year-old was rightly touted as one of the favourites going into the ATP event. He maintained the expectations with impressive victories. In the final, Tsitsipas hardly gave him a breather, but the German won pivotal points at crucial junctures to bag the title.

After winning the title, Zverev has set his sights on adding more trophies to his kitty. Speaking about his latest victory, he said, “It’s a great achievement for me. You come to play tournaments to win tournaments. I have done that this week. I am extremely happy with that.” Zverev, who has been one of the leading players in the ATP circuit for the past couple of seasons, is going after bigger goals – Grand Slams.

“The main goal is still the biggest titles in the world. The Grand Slams are the most difficult ones to win and I haven’t achieved that yet, but I am looking forward to it. I think this is a big stepping stone for me,” the 23-year-old German star was quoted as saying by atptour.com.

Experience talks

Zverev further went on to explain how experience played a major part in him evolving as a player. “I got older [and] maybe a few things changed for me. I know how to handle a few things maybe a little bit better and, as a tennis player, you always try to evolve,” he added.

The Hamburg-born star also thanked the Acapulco crowd for their support throughout the tournament. “Winning is nice, it is awesome, but the atmosphere, the people, playing in front of a crowd, we miss that a lot,” said Zverev.

He further added, “The Mexican crowd always welcomes me very well. I have a very strong relationship with Mexico and with this tournament. I came here with a goal and I achieved it, and I’m very happy with that.”




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