Zverev Can't Win French Open Because 'He Chokes When It Counts' Says Serena's Ex-Coach

Zverev Can't Win French Open Because 'He Chokes When It Counts' Says Serena's Ex-Coach

by Zachary Wimer

Alexander Zverev is one of the players on the shortlist of potential Roland Garros winners, but Serena Williams' former coach doesn't see it happening.

The German player lifted the Italian Open trophy not too long ago, solidifying him as one of the favorites to win the Roland Garros. He confirmed that by comfortably beating Rafael Nadal in the opening round, which was a very important win.

Nadal didn't play his best tennis, but he got pretty close to winning a set against Zverev, who, despite that, was able to win that match in straight sets. Rennae Stuubs, the former coach of Serena Williams, talked about that match on her podcast recently.

"Rafael Nadal played so well, dude was up a break, serving for the second set. He was up a break in the third. I thought it was the best tennis without question that I have seen him play since his comeback from all these horrible injuries in the last couple of years."

She then turned her attention to Zverev, admitting that she doubts the German can actually win the clay-court major. To her, he seemingly always finds a way to 'choke' in the biggest of moments, which won't help to win many trophies.

"I think there was a part of him during the match, 'Wait, I still got something in me. I know I don't quite enough yet to be one of the favorites to win the French Open."

"I mean [Alexander] Zverev just won the tournament in Rome. He probably is. I already said that. I think he [Zverev] can get to the final but I don't think he is gonna win cause he chokes when it really counts."

He didn't 'choke' at the Tokyo Olympics a few years ago, beating Novak Djokovic and then going on to win the gold, and this year, he will get a chance to prove that he's capable of winning once again.


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