Tags: Zverev, Alexander

It’s a Battle to Nab the Last Spots at the ATP Finals

When Matteo Berrettini reached the semifinals of the United States Open in September, it signaled a new phase in his career. But it also symbolized how wide open the fight would be for the final two spots in the ATP Finals in November. Held at London’s O2 Arena, it is the most prestigious tournament outside…

A Big Step by Coco Gauff, Huge Leaps for a Tennis Youth Movement

Youth ruled tennis on Friday in Shanghai, where Stefanos Tsitsipas upset No. 1 Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev beat his new mentor, Roger Federer. It also ruled a continent away in Linz, Austria, where the 15-year-old Coco Gauff added another exclamation point to her breakthrough season by defeating top-seeded Kiki Bertens, 7-6 (1), 6-4, to…

Schwartzman Beats Zverev, but Struggles With What Comes Next

When tennis players claim they don’t look at the draw sheet of a tournament, it is often a cover. They just want to avoid talking about possible future opponents. Other times they genuinely don’t want to know what lies ahead, preferring instead to focus on only the one match in front of them. And sometimes,…