Alexander Zverev revealed his thoughts on Novak Djokovic’s warning to the top players, saying that he is more than ready to step up to him.

Djokovic is the best player in the world today and is showing no signs of slowing down. His immediate rivals are all younger than him, but he remains the man to beat in world tennis.

The World No. 1 is looking to make history by winning a record 21st Grand Slam title and to stay World No. 1 for the seventh straight year. He faces a challenge from Zverev, who has even beaten the Serbian on a few occasions.

Zverev revealed his thoughts on Djokovic’s warning to the top players, and said that he is ready to try and beat the man to beat.

“I can only ever speak of myself, but I think that I have improved my game a lot in the last few years,” the German said, as quoted by express.co.uk.

“I don’t only see that when I play against Novak, I also see that when I play against others.

Alexander Zverev
Zverev (pictured) is currently World No. 3. Source: Getty Images

“I also talked about this with Novak. Novak feels like he is still at the highest point of his career. He also told me that he is serving better now than he ever served before. He sees his tennis game as good as he used to see it. 

“He has no problems from the baseline, so I already think we’re improving.”

Switching gears

The 24-year-old also insisted that in addition to tennis, his will and personality have gotten better.

“I’ve become much calmer. I’m also getting older. I’m not 18 or 19 anymore,” he continued.

“I understand maybe a bit more things about life and understand that you just have to keep calm in important situations. That has had its effect on me this year.

“But the biggest improvement I’ve made is my second serve. I haven’t had any matches in the last six months where I served 20 double faults.”

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