Heavy criticism of our No. 1!
Ex-tennis star and TV expert Boris Becker (53) goes tough with Alexander Zverev (24).
Becker in the podcast “The yellow ball”: “Zverev fails because of Zverev – and not because of the respective opponent! He always has to fix the same mistakes, and that’s the annoying thing that it repeats from Grand Slam to Grand Slam. “
The fact is: Since 2015, Zverev has always been at the four major tournaments (Melbourne, Paris, Wimbledon, New York). Once he reached the final (US Open 2020), twice the semifinals (Australian Open 2020, French Open 2021). But it wasn’t enough for the big hit!
One reason why Becker is not criticizing Zverev for the first time. Boris’ accusation: “In critical phases he remains too passive. He’s behind the baseline and hopes the opponent will make a mistake. “
Now Zverev counters in BILD!
The hamburger: “I know what I have to work on to win Grand Slams and I do. I think I’m on the right track. “
And further: “Boris and I have known each other for a long time. One knows what the other is thinking. I know Boris’ opinion. It’s not new. My concern now is to get gold for Germany and I am preparing for that. “
After the knockout round at Wimbledon, he is currently training three times a day in Monaco. On Monday the aviator will go to the Olympics in Japan, where he will fight for precious metal from July 25th.
Like Becker in 1992, when he won gold in doubles with Michael Stich (52). Zverev wants to do that individually.