"You have to be perfect" says Alexander Zverev ahead of Djokovic clash
Only two matches stand between Novak Djokovic and the calendar grand slam and Alexander Zverev will try to end the dream today. The German will try to replicate some of the smashing tennis he played in Tokyo when he defeated Djokovic. Asked what he will need to do to defeat Djokovic he said:
“Yeah, against him (Novak Djokovic) you prepare that you have to play the best match that you can. You have to be perfect, otherwise, you will not win. Most of the time you can’t be perfect. That’s why most of the time people lose to him."
Zverev was also asked about the Olympic Games where he defeated Djokovic and remembering that he said:
“I mean, it’s the biggest tournament in the world, Tokyo. It’s the Olympics. Winning there against the world No. 1, especially that I was down a set and a break, being kind of out of the match, then coming back, it was different than the other matches. The emotions were different."
He also admitted that it did give him confidence ahead of this match saying:
“This year it seems like nobody can beat him in a big match, nobody can beat him at the Grand Slams. I feel like I was the first player to beat him in a very big match this year. That does give you something. To any person it would give you something."