In today's win over Haase, Alexander Zverev was the youngest player to win an ATP-level set 6-0 since Nadal d. Portas 6-0 6-4, Bastad '03. Aside from Nadal, you have to go back to 1991 RG to find someone--Dinu Pescariu--younger than Zverev who won a tour-level set 6-0.
Crazy, innit? Let's just hope his career won't turn out as Pescariu's .
I know we have to find the right mix between expectations and patience. But seriously, all this isn't exactly screaming fluke. He's worked on his stamina, he's worked on his fitness, he's starting to feel well competing against grown professional tennis player - and as a consequence he's beating Top 100 players left and right. I mean, damn, he turned 17 just three months ago. The list of his "youngest since..." achievements just keeps growing. It's so freaking impressive.
What a fantastic experience for him, to be playing his hometown tournament with this massive support, great results - and fantastic weather lol (hey it's Hamburg, innit?). He's enjoying every second of it, and so do his fans. Thanks Michael Stich, thanks Alex, just pure joy.