Olympic Games

“You’re not playing for yourself, you’re playing for everybody involved”

Alexander Zverev wins Olympic tennis title for Germany against and says the feeling of winning in the Olympics can’t be compared to anything else.

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Alexander Zverev upset Novak Djokovic in the Tokyo Games before finally going on to win the gold, which makes him the first German man to win a singles gold medal in Olympic tennis.

Zverev on his way to becoming one of the greats

Zverev has tried to beat the greats - Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer - in the grand slam tournaments, but has failed to do so. However, at the Tokyo Olympic Games, he has played above his average, winning against ROC Team’s Karen Khachanov with relative ease.

He says that winning in the Olympics means more than anywhere else because he’s representing not just himself, but his entire country. “I’ve won the World Tour Finals but a gold medal at the Olympics, the value is incredible because you’re not only playing for yourself, you’re playing for your country,” said Zverev. “It’s an incredible feeling. There is nothing better than this.”