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Sport 'Zverev can get it together for ATP Finals'

12:25  08 november  2019
12:25  08 november  2019 Source:   skysports.com

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"I hope he can get it together for 2020 because if I can pick a player that I think that can make it , then it would be Sascha. With the combination with Roger, he can learn a lot. "Roger is aware of Sascha's game; he knows what he is doing wrong and knows how he can improve.

The reigning Nitto ATP Finals titlist is currently at No. 9 in the ATP Race to London, with 1000 ATP Rankings points available this week in Canada. “You can always see things with the glass half empty or half full. ” It has not been the best year for me, but I am still No. 9 in the Race, competing for

Roger Federer looking at the camera: Zverev [right] will learn a lot from Federer © Getty Zverev [right] will learn a lot from Federer

Alexander Zverev has the ability to defend his title at the ATP Finals in London, according to former world No 4 Nicolas Kiefer.

Zverev joined Roger Federer's Team8 management company earlier this year and the move is seen as a positive stepping stone for the 22-year-old.

Despite a poor campaign from Zverev which has seen him win just one ATP title in Geneva, his German compatriot Kiefer believes the former world No 3 can rekindle the kind of form which saw him win the biggest title of his career last year.

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"Zverev has known what he has to work on and signing that deal with Roger's company has been good for him. Now he can focus on his tennis and he is still a top eight player remember, so he's part of the ATP Finals in London," Kiefer told Sky Sports.

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The ATP Finals is the second highest tier of annual men's tennis tournament after the four Grand Slam tournaments. A week-long event, the tournament is held annually each November at the O2 Arena in

Alexander Zverev returns to the Nitto ATP Finals to defend the title that he won at The O2 in London last year. Any account of how Zverev has made it back to the Nitto ATP Finals – where last year, aged just 21, he For me, the year can also get better. It ’s not all as bad as everybody thinks it is.”

"To finish the year in the top 10 by not playing his best tennis is a great achievement.

"I hope he can get it together for 2020 because if I can pick a player that I think that can make it, then it would be Sascha. With the combination with Roger, he can learn a lot.

a man standing in front of a crowd: Daniil Medvedev took Rafael Nadal to five sets in the final of the US Open © Getty Daniil Medvedev took Rafael Nadal to five sets in the final of the US Open

"Roger is aware of Sascha's game; he knows what he is doing wrong and knows how he can improve. Everything Roger does, he does 100 per cent, so I think he's 100 per cent behind Sascha otherwise he wouldn't sign him. Remember that he is still very young."

Kiefer has also applauded the performances of Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas with the duo having made massive strides this year.

Russian star Medvedev has won four ATP titles, including Masters 1000 titles in Cincinnati and Shanghai, as well as reaching the US Open final, while Greek ace Tsitsipas has won in Estoril and Marseille, and got to the Australian Open semi-finals.

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Watch highlights as Roger Federer clinches his spot in the semi- finals with a win over Alexander Zverev , and Jack Sock maintains his chances with a victory

Watch highlights as Roger Federer saw off Jack Sock and Alexander Zverev fought back to deny Marin Cilic at the Nitto ATP Finals on Sunday. Photo credit

  'Zverev can get it together for ATP Finals' © Getty

"Medvedev has been on fire, playing high-level tennis to reach final after final," Kiefer said. "On the court he is tough to play, so it's good to see another new face.

"The problem for these youngsters is having to adapt to best-of-five-set matches. You have to continue to learn from guys like Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal because they know how to handle it.

"They know how to save their energy and they know how to play in these kind of matches. It's just a process of learning, so it's a big challenge."

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Osaka withdraws from WTA Finals .
Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from the WTA Finals in Shenzhen due to an injury to her right shoulder. Osaka beat Petra Kvitova 7-6 4-6 6-4 in her first match on Sunday and was due to face world No 1 Ashleigh Barty on Tuesday. © Getty (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) However, the Japanese world No 3 has withdrawn from the tournament and will be replaced in the Red Group by Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands."I'm disappointed to have to withdraw from the finals," said Osaka.

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