Alexander Zverev on US Open chances: ‘Of course, I will try to make it’
Alexander Zverev has refused to rule out playing at the US Open this year, although he admits he is cutting it fine.
Zverev has been out of action since early June when he suffered a bad fall against Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals of the French Open.
After a gruelling three hours of tennis that failed to even complete two sets, Zverev got his foot caught in the clay and tore three ligaments.
He immediately retired from the match and underwent surgery, and many feared his season was over.
However, he is back on the practice court now and he believes he has a chance to make it to the US Open – albeit a small one.
“Of course I will still try to make the US Open,” he told reporters in Germany. “Although it will be very, very close.”
“Maybe I could say I’m ready [but] best-of-five is difficult. Every day it really gets better. That’s why I don’t want to say yet that I won’t play the U.S. Open.”
Alexander Zverev also confirmed that he would return the the German Davis Cup team this year, with Hamburg one of the host cities.
“We are a strong team,” Zverev told DavisCup.com. “If we play with our best players, we can go deep and even win the Davis Cup.
“There is nothing better than playing before a packed home stadium.”
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