Alexander” zverev> comments on how it feels to play at home. “There is more pressure, but I also feel positive energy and love around me. It’s also funnier to play there because you know that when you will be on court, you will be the crowd favourite.
I hope guys like Felix will enjoy the moment and ignore the pressure here. It’s a feeling I loved in Hamburg, even if it was an ATP 500 and I was probably the favourite. Felix has an unbelievable talent but he is not among the favourites to win Masters 1000s yet.
But he can win them more and more times in the future. I hope he likes his experience and that he will play well because he is a guy who I like playing. Even off the court, he is one of the nicest guys and very respectful. He gains experience and I only wish him the best.”
Asked about his chances in the tournament, Zverev concluded: “For me, this year can only improve. Hopefully, it turns around here and it continues during the American swing. We will see. It’s not that bad as everyone thinks.
I am not that confident but I hope to play better and have a deep run. Playing in a place where you were successful always helps. Against Denis it was noisy, there was big energy. It was funny to see the crowd supporting their players so much.”