Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Zverev Ready to Step Up for Fed; in Association With

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Zverev Ready to Step Up for Fed; in Association With

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Byline: Matt Majendie Sports Correspondent

WITH Rafael Nadal having bowed out from the ATP World Tour Finals injured, the question is who can stop the Roger Federer juggernaut.

Just four players have beaten Federer this season but one of them, Alexander Zverev, will be on the other side of the net at the O2 tonight.

The 20-year-old is being talked about as the outstanding player of his generation, and has the knowledge of his Rogers Cup Final win over Federer in August to inspire him.

Zverev has won five tournaments in 2017 including two Masters titles. He said: "I think anyone beating Federer in this group has a good chance of passing (into the semi-finals). But he's definitely the favourite in all of the matches he plays. I played him a few times this year now.

"All of them were great matches. …

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