German tennis star Alexander Zverev admitted that throughout his life and career he has made mistakes but added mistakes happen for a reason and he is hoping to learn and grow from them.
Zverev has been one of the best players on the Tour for over the past five years but he still hasn’t accomplished his goal of winning a Grand Slam or reaching the world No. 1 ranking.
The past two years haven’t been easy for Zverev. who was accused of domestic abuse by his ex-girlfriend Olya Sharypova.
The ATP is still investigating the incident, while Zverev claims he is innocent.
Earlier this year, Zverev exploded during a doubles match in Acapulco as he called the chair umpire a “f—— idiot” and slammed his racket multiple times on the umpire’s chair.
Zverev was disqualified from Acapulco, paid a total of $60,000 in fines and was put on a probation for 12 months.
Zverev: It’s important to learn from your mistakes
“A tennis player’s career is limited in time. When you’re young you think: ‘Oh, I still have enough time, I’m more of a hunter than a hunted man. That has changed,” Zverev told Eurosport Deutschland.
“I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my life, on the tennis court but also off it. But there are always reasons why mistakes happen. Everything in life happens for a reason. The most important thing is that you learn from your mistakes.”
During the same interview, Zverev admitted that he is not happy with his tennis status.
Zverev enjoyed a great 2021 season and he was hoping to win the Australian Open and get closer to the world No. 1 ranking.
Instead, Zverev is having an inconsistent season.
“I need to devote my entire concentration to tennis. I’m not happy with the status I currently have as a tennis player. But I’m where I am,” Zverev added.