As long as Roger Federer is playing …
End your active tennis career? At 33, Mischa Zverev is far from ready for this. “As long as Roger Federer is still playing at almost 40, I can’t stop,” he told the German press agency. The Swiss record Grand Slam tournament winner is the great role model of the hamburger. However, Mischa’s own performance on the tennis court is currently not number one, because: Out of love for brother Alexander, he has four other jobs on his team – blood is just thicker than water.
In quarantine, he even became a masseur
“I’m a training partner, trainer, manager and was also a masseur here during the quarantine,” said the older Zverev brother before the start of the Australian Open in Melbourne. The 33-year-old does not swing the racket down under himself, has only traveled for Alexander Zverev.
The 23-year-old left the “Team8” agency at the beginning of 2021 – and then confidently placed a large part of the tasks in the hands of his brother Mischa.
Family comes first at the Zverevs
Mischa Zverev: “Can still play good tennis”
While Alexander is Germany’s number one in tennis and seventh in the world rankings in Melbourne (February 8th to 21st) is one of the larger favorites, Mischa has now slipped to 269th as a result of numerous injuries.
However, this doesn’t take away from the fun of tennis. “I notice that when I’m healthy, I can still play good tennis,” said Zverev, who was given a good daily comparison: “I see that in training with my brother. He always tells me that I won’t stop should because I’m still too good. “
Alexander Zverev is looking forward to the spectators in Melbourne