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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.”

Rafael Nadal and an injured Alexander Zverev

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 “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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Michael Graham, Editor, has been a professional sports journalist for his whole career and is especially passionate about tennis. He's been the Editor of for over 5 years and loves watching live tennis by visiting as many tournaments as possible. Michael specialises in writing in-depth features about the ATP & WTA tours.