World No.4 Alexander Zverev powered past American qualifier Frances Tiafoe in straight sets(7-5, 6-4) at the Vienna Open 2021 to claim his fifth title of the season. However, both finalists have shared mutual love and respect in the post-match interview.
Frances Tiafoe believes that Zverev would win significantly more Grand Slam titles and become the No.1 tennis player in the world one day.
“I hope we can still play many games against each other. I am sure you will win many more Grand Slams and become number 1 one day,” Tiafoe said of Zverev
(Quotes Have Been Translated Into English Via Google Translator)
On the other hand, Alexander emphasised he wanted to see Tiafoe as a Top 10 player in the future.
“I would like to congratulate you for this week. I’m sure there is still a lot to come and I don’t want to see you in the top 30 or top 20 in the future but the top 10. Tennis needs guys like you and I am sure that you will make it even further if you pull yourself together,” Zverev said of Tiafoe.
Last but not least, Alexander Zverev leads Frances Tiafoe 6-1 in their head-to-head series.
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