‘I don’t want to talk about the Next Gen anymore,’ says Alexander Zverev

Alexander Zverev says he ‘doesn’t want to talk about the Next Gen anymore’ because he no longer feels like he is part of it. 

Zverev has been part of a group of younger players chasing Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Roger Federer for a few years now, although they have never come close to breaking their dominance.

The German, though, has now been a top ten player for three years, has reached a Grand Slam final, and won the ATP Finals, so he says it is time to consider him a senior player on the ATP Tour.

“I don’t really want to talk about the Next Gen anymore,” Alexander Zverev said.

“Honestly, as I said the other day, it seems certain to me that guys like Carlos Alcaraz, Jannik Sinner or Lorenzo Musetti are going to be in direct competition for the big titles from 2024.

“For my part, I am 23 years old, I am young, certainly, but the Next Gen now, it’s them.”

Alexander Zverev was due to play Casper Ruud in the quarterfinals of Acapulco on Thursday night, but the Norwegian withdrew with a wrist injury at the last minute.

He will now face compatriot Dominik Koepfer in the semis as he chases a 14th career title.

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