Sport Tennis-US Open (H): Zverev pessimistic about its possible participation
Tennis Olympic champion Alexander Zverev makes diabetes disease and founding Foundation
has been suffering from diabetes since he was four years old, Germany's best tennis player Alexander Zverev. Now the current number two in the world wants to help other people affected. © Gonzalo Fuentes/ Reuters Tennis Olympic champion Alexander Zverev has made his longstanding diabetes disease public. At the age of four years, the native of the Hamburg native was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. »As a little boy, I didn't think much about it, more and more later.
absent since its serious injury against Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals at Roland-Garros last June, Alexander Zverev resumed training last week. On the other hand, the German estimated Thursday that there was little chance that he participated in the US Open.
We had left him on a wheelchair then crutches on June 3 after his serious injury to the right ankle in the semi-finals of Roland-Garros against Rafael Nadal and this cry of just as terrible pain that had frozen all the audience From the Central Court Philippe-Chatrier that day. Two months later, Alexander Zverev, recovered from his tear of the three external ligaments - verdict of this dreadful spraining at the end of the race which had ruined the hopes of the German, yet the author of a fantastic match against the Spanish and future winner a Time again Porte d'Auteuil - resumed training last week. By finding it on a short, the supporters of the world number 2 immediately caught dreaming of seeing their idol at work at the end of the month during the US Open (August 29 to September 11). But to hear Zverev's words Thursday during a press briefing organized in Hamburg, it seems unlikely that the semi-finalist of the past season and finalist the year before (2020) could defend his chances in New York.
Zverev makes diabetes disease public and founds Foundation
The tennis star Alexander Zverev, who suffers even under diabetes, has founded a foundation to support those affected by metabolic disease. This was announced by the world ranking second on Saturday. Board of the "Alexander Zverev Foundation - Surcharge against Diabetes", based in Hamburg, is Zverev's brother Mischa. © provided by Berliner Zeitung “As a little boy, I didn't think much about it, later more and more. I want to show that you can make it very far with this disease, ”said Zverev.
Video: WTA - Gauff and Andreescu pay tribute to Serena Williams (Dailymotion)
zverev more confident for the Davis
Cup the interested party has also been pessimistic about a possible participation, but without shooting further Definitely a line on his presence. "Obviously, I will still try to be present at the US Open, even if it will be very very short," admitted the German, for whom it seems more reasonable to count on a return mid-September to compete in the final phase Davis Cup, especially since it will take place in this same city of Hamburg, on its lands. Regarding his first sensations, the dolphin in the classification of Daniil Medvedev, who could have taken commands in the event of a dream outcome in Paris, assured that he had felt any pain in this right ankle which he had to Before following a long rehabilitation protocol. What to be able to hope to resume competition soon. But probably not in New York.
US Open: Zverev declares package .
provided by Sports.fr Tennis - US Open: Zverev forfeits without big surprise, Alexander Zverev declared for his second Grand Chelem tournament. After Wimbledon, the German player announced that he was giving up the US Open, confirming information from the Bild newspaper published Monday in the early afternoon.