A third-round defeat in the Australian Open by Rafael Nadal in five sets was nothing to be ashamed of and he also made the second week of Wimbledon, reaching the last 16. He will arrive in Melbourne as the fourth seed for the Australian Open, but Becker has urged caution, saying Zverev needs to be ready to play the long game. "For him the important thing is to get comfortably into the second week, get to the quarter-final and feel good about his game and then he will be very dangerous," said. Becker believes Australian Nick Kyrgios is beginning to show the mentality to have a deep run in Melbourne. Also read Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal get easy opponents in Australian Open drawBlocking the way though is the 36-year-old reigning champion Federer who shows no sign of being ready to hand over power.
Source: dna January 12, 2018 08:00 UTC