No. 5 Alexander Zverev, who is playing Vienna this week, says that he's happy to be playing a lot this season because it means he's been winning a lot.
“For me it was more tiring, but also enjoyable. Of course when you win a lot of matches and titles, you enjoy more and it's easier to work hard. I hope to have such a busy season for the next 15 years,” Zverev told the Austrian APA agency.
The 20-year-old Zverev has won two ATP World Tour Masters 1000s—Rome and Canada—felling Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer in the finals.
But then he slipped a little bit, losing early at the US Open, and then in Shenzhen, China. He did manage to reach the semis at Beijing, beating another good young player, Andrey Rublev, but then lost against Nick Kyrgios. In the second round of Shanghai, Zverev lost to Juan Martin del Potro.
Zverev began Vienna with a win against veteran Victor Troicki and wants to show again that he has been having a very good year. He is still scheduled to play the Paris Masters, the Next Gen Finals in Milan and the ATP Tour Finals.
As the top seed in Vienna, Zverev said, “I want to finish the year the way I played during the season, winning many matches. There is a lot of competition. It won't be easy.”