Alexander Zverev has backed himself to offer Novak Djokovic ‘a problem’ on the US Open.
The German was the dropping finalist final yr regardless of taking a two set lead in opposition to eventual winner Dominic Thiem.
Thiem is lacking because of harm this yr, as are Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, however world primary Novak Djokovic is there and hoping to attain the primary calendar slam in males’s tennis for greater than 50 years.
Zverev, although, says he believes he might be the person to cease him.
“I hope in two weeks time, I’ll be on an 18-match profitable streak,” Zverev mentioned after beating Sam Querrey 6-4, 7-5, 6-2.
“That’s what I’m hoping. I feel there’s numerous nice gamers right here. Novak is chasing historical past – to win all 4 majors this yr, first time since Laver.
“However I feel the younger guys are going to attempt to get in the best way of that.
“And I’m trying ahead to possibly giving him a problem as nicely. Once I’m glad in life, I’m enjoying nicely. That is all the time the way it’s been with me.
“I’ve been working clearly extraordinarily arduous on numerous issues, on my serve – I’ve been spending hours on that. However once I’m glad in life, I’m enjoying nicely.”
On the return of the crowds to Flushing Meadows this yr, Zverev added: “It’s nice to have all of the followers again, as a result of we undoubtedly missed them within the closing final yr.
“Hopefully I’ll play a couple of extra matches right here, and it’s going to be much more entertaining.”
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