Alexander Zverev ‘not happy’ with ‘status’ of his tennis career
World number three Alexander Zverev has admitted that he may be running out of time in tennis if he is to get the success he wants from his career.
Despite having won 19 titles on the ATP tour including 5 Masters titles, the German Zverev does not have as strong a record when it comes to Grand Slams as he continues to battle the perception that he’s yet to fulfill his potential on the big stage.
The 25-year-old’s only Grand Slam final to date came at the Flushing Meadows in 2020 when he lost to Austria’s Dominic Thiem in a five set thriller.
Alexander Zverev has reached the final-four stage at both the Australian and the French Open, yet has never been past the last 16 at Wimbledon.
His most significant title to date came last summer in Tokyo has he won the 2020 Olympic gold medal.
However, this season Zverev has also been at the heart of controversy as a result of his actions in Acapulco this year. He sparked outrage across the tennis world as he was defaulted from the tournament for violently and repeatedly hitting the umpire’s chair with his racket after his loss in the doubles.
The man from Hamburg has admitted that he’s unhappy with where he’s at with his game believing he needs to learn from past mistakes.
Speaking to Eurosport, the 2021 Madrid Masters champion told reporters, “A tennis player’s career is limited in time. When you’re young you think: ‘Oh, I still have enough time, I’m more of a hunter than a hunted man. That has changed.
“I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my life, on the tennis court but also off it. But there are always reasons why mistakes happen. Everything in life happens for a reason. The most important thing is that you learn from your mistakes.”
He added he must “devote” himself to the sport stating he is not happy at all with his “status as a tennis player”.
He said “I need to devote my entire concentration to tennis. I’m not happy with the status I currently have as a tennis player. But I’m where I am.”
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