It’s been a big move up for German wunderkind Alexander Zverev. A year ago Zverev entered the US Open as the No. 27 seed. Now he’s the No. 4 seed. But the 20-year-old isn’t satisfied with that. After titles this summer in Montreal and Washington, plus a Masters win in Rome, Zverev wants more.
“Obviously I’m super happy the way things are going, but I’m not going to be satisfied with just being the No. 4 seed, you know. Doesn’t really matter at the end of the tournament what seed you were. It only matters how far you went and what matches you have won.
“Hopefully I can do that like I have done in other big events this year, and we will see how it will go down in the end.”
Zverev, who opens Monday night against Darian King, also benefits with no Big 4 opposition in his half now that Andy Murray is out. But he could still face Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal in the final And in his half, he’s the favorite to get there.
“I feel quite welcoming into this Open,” he said. “I feel different about this Grand Slam than I have felt before about the Grand Slams.
“It’s obviously Roger and Rafa are the biggest favorites still. I think how the year has been going, they are still on top of everyone. But, you know, I’m just going to go match by match and hopefully I can get to those guys.”
Zverev went 10-1 over the summer and won his second straight Masters title in Montreal beating Federer in the final.
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