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Roger Federer And Rafael Nadal Are The Best Tennis Player Says Youngster

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21-year-old German Tennis Player Alexander Zverev has made his thought known about the debate on who is better between two great Tennis players — Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

According to the player in an interview with reporters after retaining his Washington Open title, both players are the best out there and there is no player closer to them in terms of grand Slam titles.

“Roger and Rafa are still the best out” he confessed.

Zverev won his third title of the year when he defeated Alex De Minaur of Australia 6-2, 6-4 yesterday.

Despite being the World No 3, Zverev believes there is a great margin separating the two players from the rest.

Though he has won nine titles in his young career, the German star reiterates that he is no where closer to Nadal and Federer’s class.

The youngster is being tipped as the name to watch out for in the nearest future due to his exploits in the game since he became a professional.

However, he has lowered the level of fan’s expectations from him as he said he isn’t the only player with great potentials to become great players in no time.

According to him, all the players who made it to the semi-finals round of the tournament have all it takes to become the best players in the game.

“It’s not only me that’s the future of the sport. I think everybody who made it to the semi-finals is the future,” Zverev said.

All eyes will be on the youngster alongside Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal when the US Open begins later in the month.

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4 Players Who Are Likely To Win The Men’s Australian Open 2019

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An action-packed year of tennis came to a close in mid-November after young German Alexander Zverer upset two of tennis’ biggest names, defeating both Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in straight sets. In claiming the ATP Finals title, he has become one of the favourites on Paddy Power to win the first Grand Slam of the new season, the Australian Open.

All the conventional front-runners have got ample time to recover from injuries and fatigue along with all the other players ready to fire all the cylinders — the first major tournament of the year is going to be a splendid affair for the lovers of the game. As the event is right around the corner, let’s take a look at some of the favourites that are more likely to end the tournament as the victor.

Novak Djokovic

There’s no surprise that Novak Djokovic is the current favourite to win the 2019 Australian Open given his history in the tournament. Much of Novak’s success has come in Australia as he has won six of his fourteen Grand Slams at that venue.

The defeat at the hands of Zverev in November has only made the Serbian more determined to work harder in the 2019 season, which is a warning for any players hoping to copy Zverev in defeating the 31-year old.

In a recent interview, he said, “Having a Grand Slam so early in the season makes us train probably very hard and be kind of aware that we have to be at our best in the first week of the year,” 

“The first Slam is there in January. I’ve had most success in my life, in my career, in Australia out of all four Slams. Hopefully, I can keep that going.”

Should he be able to continue his Australian Open success, then expect this season to be the Novak Djokovic show.

Roger Federer

As long as he’s fit, it would be criminal to rule out Roger Federer as being in with a chance of winning. It’s been a phenomenal year for the Swiss maestro and he has been vocal about his ambitions of smashing all the records before he waves a final goodbye. And speaking about records, he has bagged back-to-back trophies at this venue for the past two years and his experience gives him an edge over others on the court.

The chances of Federer winning his 21st Grand Slam this year are likely, however, whether it’ll be the Australian Open or not remains to be seen. Although he’d love to win another Australian Open, he might be more inclined to prepare for the summer where he’ll have the opportunity to win a ninth Wimbledon title.

Rafael Nadal

Injuries have put him off the court for the majority of the time this year but a fully-fit Nadal would always be a threat on the court. He has had a two-month break after a successful knee surgery and has restored his rhythm by playing a few exhibition matches.

He looks all set to give a fair fight in the tournament that he has won just once. However, winning this title would make him the second male player to win all the Grand Slam titles at least twice, after Rod Laver. Keeping this in mind, he’d be all in to taste this trophy once again.

Alexander Zverev

He’s the future of this game. He’s just 21 and the way he moves around the court, he does it as though he truly belongs there. Although he did get some trophies under his belt this year, his performances in the major tournaments have been underwhelming. His biggest accomplishment in a Grand Slam tournament has been reaching just the quarterfinals.

Although he’s maturing with time and he ended his year in the best way possible — he Federer and Djokovic bite the dust by defeating them in straight sets at the ATP Finals and clambered onto the fourth spot in the ATP rankings. The inclusion of Ivan Lendl in his team has been crucial in improving his game and his preparation off the court. If not the Australian open, he is still likely to win a Grand Slam this year.

When the tournament kicks off on Monday 14th January, all eyes will be on these four players to see how they begin in the hunt for the first Grand Slam of the year.

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Rafael Nadal injury update : will the Spaniard return before China Open?

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Tennis World No1 Rafael Nadal could be back in time to take part in the China Open which kickstart on the first of October.

The tennis star pulled out of US Open while in action against Juan Martin Del Potro in the semifinal of the competition.

According to former world No2 tennis player Alex Corretja, Nadal’s injury looked a bit minor, however, it is intense enough to mar his dream of winning the US Open.

Corretja told reporters that Nadal wanted to continue the match against Del Potro but he couldn’t due to the pain he felt on his knee.

This season has been a difficult one for the Spanish No1 as he battled so many injuries. It should be recalled that Nadal pulled out of Australia Open due as result hip injury which ruled him out of action for three months.

As result of his knee injury, Spain couldn’t count on the experienced player at the ongoing Davis Cup.

Spanish Davis Cup captain Sergi
Bruguera confessed that the team are unhappy for not having the World No1 in their team.

According to Bruguera, Nadal is a great player whose experience would have helped the team during the competition.

Though Corretja suggest that Nadal might be back before China Open, it remains unknown if he would be fully fit to compete in his best form during the competition at the Asian country.

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US Open Champion Naomi Osaka To Sign New Mega Deal With Adidas

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20-year-old Tennis player Naomi Osaka won her first grand-slam title on Saturday when she defeated her ‘idol’ Serena Williams 6-2, 6-4 in a match that was filled with controversy and fallout.

The player was rewarded with an instant cheque of $3.8m by the tournament’s organizers for her great run of form throughout the competition.

However, there are more rewards for the youngster with the latest one reportedly coming from a sporting retail giants Adidas.

According to reports, the Jamaican international is set to sign a new deal with Adidas, which would make her one of the highest-paid women in Sports.

Yahoo Sports claimed that the contract would see her become the second highest-paid sport woman, a place behind her childhood role model Serena Williams.

The contract is said to worth nothing less than $8.5m and that will be the biggest deal Adidas has ever signed with a female athlete in their history.

Naomi, who became the first Japanese player to Win US Open final, is definitely reaping the reward for her hard work throughout the competition.

The Times also revealed that the deal is set to be sealed as early as tomorrow (Thursday), should everything work out as planned.

All eyes are now on the youngster to see if she would be able to continue her rapid rise to fame in a short period of time.

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