Zverev confident he’ll meet Roger in final
ALEXANDER ZVEREV believes he can set up a final showdown against Roger Federer at the ATP World Tour Finals in London on Sunday despite losing to the 19-time Grand Slam winner last night.
The 20-year-old buckled in the third set of a thrilling encounter, which he lost 7-6, 5-7, 6-1 to the tournament favourite. But Zverev, a precocious talent who does not lack for confidence, said: “Maybe you’ll see me on the weekend still. I feel very confident going into tomorrow’s match against Jack Sock [who beat Marin Cilic yesterday]. For me, I played the better match of the two.”
Victory ensured Federer’s place in the semi-finals on his 15th appearance at the ATP World Tour Finals and, although victorious, he admitted he was in awe of Zverev.
“I don’t think I qualified for the ATP World Finals at 20 so I’m very excited for his future,” he said. “What I like about Zverev is he’s got the full package. He’s already three in the world but he’s only going to get stronger from here.
“He’s going to leave the Finals, regardless if he qualifies for the semis or not, with a lot of information.”