For a sports person you want to be at the top of what you can achieve, which doesn’t necessarily mean becoming number one in the world, it means being the best version of yourself. That, for me, is what defines excellence.

“When I look at this watch, it reminds me of what I’ve achieved... it’s the best gift that anybody can give me.”

With his big serve and powerful groundstrokes, Alexander Zverev commands the tennis court like few others.

A permanent fixture in the world’s top 10 since July 2017, he has won more than a dozen titles, including the end-of-year ATP Tour Finals in 2018 and five ATP Masters 1000 tournaments. A first Grand Slam® final appearance at the 2020 US Open was evidence the 1.98m German had arrived among the elite. He gave a further glimpse of his big-match pedigree when winning the gold medal at Tokyo 2020 to become his country’s first Olympic Games men’s singles champion.

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