STOCKHOLM, October 19, 2016
Alexander Zverev, who currently competing at the IF Stockholm Open this week, announced to end his season after the tournament in Sweden’s capital. The 19-year-old German is ranked a career-high number 20 and he is a leading candidate for ATP Most Improved Player of the Year. In a short video interview from Stockholm, he talked about ATP’s Next Generation.
“We are trying to get back to younger age,” Zverev told about the current situation, having four teenagers ranked inside the top 100 of the ATP World Tour. “A lot of young guys are doing very well. I won my first title in St. Petersburg, Khachanov won next week in Chengdou, so there are a lot of guys playing great tennis right now.”
Zverev has become the first teenager ranked inside the top 20 in 10 years. “I am quite happy about that fact. My brother is also ranked inside the top 100. Hopefully we can both do great things but there are also a lot of other young guys coming up quite strongly.”
The German pointed out that he enjoys playing in Sweden but it will be his last week of the year. “It was a decision of the whole team. Jez Green wanted to do a two months off-season with me in order to be perfectly prepared for next year, as it comes the time where I can do good in big tournaments. I would have loved to play until the end of the season with Basel, Vienna and Paris but in the long term, this is going to be the right decision.”
Here is the video: