By Richard Pagliaro | Thursday, November 18, 2021
The ATP Finals launched its Turin debut to largely optimistic evaluations.
How does the primary yr of Turin’s five-year deal as ATP Finals host examine to the fantastic 12-year-run the year-end occasion loved in London’s O2 Enviornment?
Contesting his fifth ATP Finals, Alexander Zverev enjoys each cities, however says Turin followers, meals and locker rooms are superior to London.
“I imply, in comparison with London, it’s totally tough to check as a result of it’s totally totally different,” Zverev informed the media in Turin. “I feel London is without doubt one of the greatest cities on the planet in Europe, and clearly it is only a lot larger, you recognize what I imply? The place right here, you recognize, I really like the followers, I really like the electrical energy that we have now.
“I feel the group is doing every thing they will to do one of the best job that they will. I feel our locker rooms are so much nicer right here than they have been in London. , the meals is nice. Clearly we’re in Italy, so that’s one half that no different nation on the planet can examine themselves to.”
The Olympic gold medal champion defeated Novak Djokovic to seize the 2018 ATP Finals crown on the O2 Enviornment. Zverev, who will sq. off towards Djokovic in Saturday’s semifinals, mentioned the eagerness Italian followers convey to the game distinguishes Turin.
“I feel each occasions are superior. What makes London so particular is clearly additionally the O2 Enviornment itself, as a result of the O2 Enviornment is a historic enviornment,” Zverev mentioned. “It is simply so huge. It is so massive.
“However right here I feel what makes it particular is the Italian followers, as a result of the Italian followers are simply louder. They’re extra electrical. They’re extra into sports activities I feel than the followers there have been.”
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