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Alexander Zverev ‘expects’ to dominate 2022, alongside Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev

Alexander Zverev thinks that next year “could be very similar to the last six months of this year” and that himself, Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev will continue their dominance.

World number three Zverev enjoyed a career-best season in 2021 after he claimed Olympic gold at the rescheduled 2020 Tokyo Olympics, won the season-concluding ATP Finals and was the only player on the ATP Tour to win two Masters 1000 events this season.

Likewise, World number two Daniil Medvedev beat Djokovic in the final of the US Open to win a maiden Grand Slam title.

Serbian World number one Djokovic also enjoyed yet another stellar season even by his astronomically high standards, winning three of the four Grand Slams as he chased history when he vied to win both a Golden Slam and a Calendar Slam.

These Slam wins put him level with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the Grand Slam total tally. All three now boast 20 Grand Slams each as they compete against each other to become the most successful male player of all time.

Djokovic also sealed a record-breaking seventh Year-End number one title at the Paris Masters, surpassing Pete Sampras’ record of six.

German Sportsman of the Year Zverev has previously revealed his ambitious goals to win a Major in the near future and also feels that 2021 was a “big step forward” for the next generation of players.

Zverev told Eurosport Germany’s Das Gelbe vom ball podcast that “I think next year could be very similar to the last six months from this year.

“Before, there used to be always talk about [Rafael] Nadal, [Roger] Federer and Djokovic – now the big titles were the Olympics, US Open, Turin [the ATP Finals] and Wimbledon, and they were all won by Medvedev, Djokovic and me.

“I don’t expect it to be any different next year.”

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