GOLD MEDAL. Proud Zverev says only Nadal was missing in top5 in the Olympic Games

Alexander Zverev is extremely proud of having won the gold medal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. He believes that it is nonsense the statement that the field was not strong enough

Sascha Zverev And Rafael Nadal

Alexander Zverev has just won the gold medal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. The German sensation didn’t hesitate to say that winning the precious metal is the most significant achievement of his still-young career.

Nevertheless, some people commented that the Olympic Games were missing many important players who decided not to compete because of the restrictions.

Alexander Zverev said that according to him, it’s nonsense saying that to the field was a weak one. Rafael Nadal was the only top-five player who was missing in Tokyo.

This is what Zverev said in a recent interview:

“There was one missing was Nadal. All the others were there; we were 4 of the Top 5 players. That’s why I think it’s nonsense that many say some were missing. Nobody was missing.

Winning the Olympics is probably the hardest tournament of all: It takes place every 4 years, everyone plays for their country, everyone is extremely emotional and motivated. That’s why I’m really proud of it.”

Sascha Zverev schedules

There is no time for Alexander Zverev to rest. After spending some time in Germany, the world number 5 has to go and fly to Toronto, where he will play the Rogers Cup. Winning the US Open is Zverev’s ultimate goal during this American Summer. He was very close to conquering the Americans slam last year when he lost a dramatic final with his dear friend Dominic Thiem.

Alexander Zverev in 2021

Alexander Zverev Stats info

Currently ranked no.5, Zverev played his last match on the 1st of August when he beat world no.25 Karen Khachanov 6-3 6-1 in the final in Tokyo to win his 16th career title.

This season Alexander achieved a compiled 33-11 win-loss record. Alexander clinched 3 titles in 2021 in Acapulco, in Madrid and in Tokyo.

Zverev's Record

Nadal in Washington, ranking, and results in 2021

Rafael Nadal Stats info

Currently the world no.3, the Spaniard owns a 24-4 match record in 2021. Rafael is currently playing in Washington where he overcame Jack Sock 6-2 4-6 7-61.

Rafael Nadal will play the world no.50 Lloyd Harris in the 3rd round. They have never played each other till now in top events.

The Spaniard conquered 2 titles in 2021 in Barcelona and in Rome.

Rafael won 88 titles in his career: 21 on hard courts, 62 on clay courts, 1 on indoor courts and 4 on grass courts. (See the list of his titles)

Nadal's Record

Alexander Zverev and Rafael Nadal fought against each other 9 times. Their record is 6-3 for Nadal. The last time they fought against each other, Rafael Nadal won 6-3 6-4 in the quarter in Rome (Internazionali BNL d’Italia) on the 14th of May 2021.

You can see them in action in the following highlights.

Alexander Zverev and Rafael Nadal

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