‘We still have a bet’ – NBA star Jimmy Butler cheekily digs at Alexander Zverev



Tennis is a game enjoyed by many people and by players of other games. Many NFL and NBA players often spend their free time watching tennis matches on the stadium. However, what earns all the adoration from fans of both respective games are the off-pitch friendships. One such relationship full of fun, teasing and understanding is between ATP World No. 3 Alexander Zverev and NBA star Jimmy Butler.

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On top of that, Jimmy sat down for a chat with anchor Prakash at the recent Miami Open and talked about an interesting bet he has with Zverev.

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Alexander Zverev and Butler’s friendship

While speaking to the anchor, Butler explained how interested he is in tennis. And what is his attitude towards any game. mentionedMe, I think since everyone has been playing since they were five or six years old, and I just started when I was around 31. I have a long way to go to catch up, but it’s the competitive spirit that’s in me. I can’t say anyone can beat me at anything, so I think I’m the best tennis player.

Speaking of tennis, how could he not involve his dear friend Alexander Zverev? Therefore, when asked about any player he has beaten on the tennis courts, he jokingly said, Zverev Actually. And then addressed the bet he has with the German.We had a bet. We still have a bet on whether he better score against me one-on-one or return his serve to me,” he said.

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Moreover, the relationship between Butler and Zverev runs deep. Butler once asked his coach to hold a tablet so he could watch a tennis star’s game while he practiced on the basketball court ahead of a matchup.

The calendars of tennis and basketball are not parallel. In fact, in tennis, there are hardly any breaks due to back-to-back tournaments. Even so, Zverev and Butler have kept their bond intact. They often take time out of their busy schedules to spend time together.

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Zverev on clay

Alexander Zverev will soon start his first tournament of this year’s clay season. It has a similar win-lose ratio across all court types. However, his performance on clay is slightly better than the others. Although Zverev gave a lackluster performance last year in the clay court season. He played 14 matches in total, of which he emerged victorious in just four.

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia – January 19, 2022 Germany’s Alexander Zverev in action during his second round match against Australia’s John Millman REUTERS/James Gourley

With Monte Carlo on its doorstep, the world No. 3 will carry a lot of hope on its shoulder. He will enter the tournament in the third round.

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