Alexander Zverev acknowledged Novak Djokovic’s dominance in men’s tennis and congratulated the Serb on his upcoming setting of a major tennis record. This Monday, Djokovic tied Steffi Graf’s record of 377 weeks as the world No 1.
Next Monday will be Djokovic’s 378th week as the world No 1 and that will be a new record for the most weeks spent at the top by either a male or female player in tennis history. “Djokovic has completely dominated tennis in the last 10, 12 years.
There’s a reason why he’s been at the top of this sport consistently. That’s something that shows with this record, being the player with the most weeks as number one in history, whether male or female. He’s going to beat Steffi: as a German, I liked that she had the record, but congratulations to Novak.
I’m sure he’s going to break more records, really. I don’t know if there are still too many to break, but the ones that are left, maybe I’ll break them,” Zverev said, per Punto de Break.
Zverev’s update on his condition
Zverev, 25, skipped the entire second half of the 2022 season due to injury problems.
After being out for an extended period, Zverev feels more grateful for just being healthy and able to compete. Zverev, a former world No 2, is just 3-5 at the start of the 2023 season but reveals he is just starting to find his way again.
“Yes. When I don’t feel pain I really enjoy this sport. Since June of last year, in many moments it was not like that. I needed a long time to come back. In tournaments like Australia I was still very limited in terms of what I could do.
to do. I was still in some pain, I wasn’t able to move the way I want to. I’m definitely going in another direction now. I’m starting to enjoy myself again, as well as finding my way, which is great, because it gives you chances of winning matches,” Zverev explained. This week, Zverev is competing in Doha, where is taking on Andy Murray after a first-round bye.