Former German tennis player Patrick Kuhnen is confident that Alexander Zverev will become a Grand Slam champion one day as he believes the 24-year-old has the potential to win multiple Majors.
Zverev, who is enjoying a career-high ranking of No. 3 in the world, blew a two-set lead against Dominic Thiem in the 2020 US Open final.
This season, Zverev made Grand Slam semifinals at the French Open and US Open.
Zverev has won at every level except the Grand Slam.
Last week, Zverev won his second ATP Finals title after beating Novak Djokovic in the semifinal and then Daniil Medvedev in the final.
“I am convinced that he has the potential for several Grand Slam victories. For me, Zverev in Turin was the best Zverev I have seen in my life. He beat the No .1 and the No. 2 in back-to-back days, beating Medvedev after five straight losses (to the Russian). It was a tactical masterpiece. It shows how he learns from defeats, works out a tactic, and implements it. For me it is the signature of a champion,” Kuhnen told Bild, as revealed on We Love Tennis.
Zverev determined to win a Grand Slam in 2022
This year, Zverev won two ATP 500 titles, two Masters titles, an Olympic gold medal and an ATP Finals title.
“Look, I’ve won on every level except for the Slams. It’s the only thing I’m missing and I’ll do whatever I can to change that next season. I’m already looking forward to 2022, because I know that I still have things to improve,” Zverev told Sport Klub.
Former American tennis player Patrick McEnroe believes Zverev winning a Grand Slam is “inevitable.”
“I feel like it’s inevitable Zverev is going to win a major,” McEnroe told The New York Times. “I’ve been saying for a couple years that he’s been knocking on the door. Now he’s banging on it.”