Titipas-Zverev could be the next great rival in tennis
Stefanos Tsitsipas shocked the tennis world with the Australian Open on the night of January 20. In just 20 years, Tsitsipas met defending champion and international idol Roger Federer in a fourth-round match and found a winner after four sets and three playoffs.
The next day, Alexander Zverev, then 21, was defeated by Milos Raonic in the fourth round. After losing, the reporter asked Zverev if he and his young associates would follow each other’s progress.
It would be natural considering how much the ATP tour invested in promoting Zverev and its cohorts under the motto #NextGenATP.
“Not too much,” said Zverev, a 20-year-old who reached fourth place in the world rankings and was the star of that next-generation campaign. He was pleased with the enemy who made the foremost quarter (Francis Tiafor) (Tiafoe won his fourth-round match on the same day as Chichipas) … and the best for them is.
Flashy by Omission: Tsitsipas, or mention of his magnificent victory. I didn’t think it was a coincidence.
Zverev and Titipas have an icy relationship. As Tsitsipas told reporters in Toronto almost a year after victory over Zverev, “The relationship is fine. That is … good, it’s fine. Not so bad. Not so good. Not good. The balance I have good friends, but most of the friends on the tour are not next-generation players. “
A great attitude should not surprise us. Zverev vs. Tsitsipas is a rivalry waiting and an imminent battle for dominance in male games.
However, at this time, his personal abilities remain well-protected secrets, enough to breathe and grow for three boys named Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic A rival that may have no space. The trio of the trio is now in its 20th year. They are one of the best, if not the best, racket throwers. His efforts absorb all the oxygen that feeds other struggles.