Alexander Zverev Roland Garros 2022

Alexander Zverev OUT of US Open announces USTA

Alexander Zverev will not compete at the US Open as he feels he has failed to recover enough to be competitive at the final Slam of the season. 

The world number two is working to rehabilitate his right ankle after tearing ligaments in the semi-finals of the French Open, requiring surgery as a result.

Now the USTA has confirmed that Zverev has made the decision not to play the US Open starting on 29th August.

He previously told Bild: “I won’t come back when I’m 100% fit, but when I can win the tournament.”

No doubt a lack of match preparation ahead of New York influenced the 25-year-old’s decision too.

Instead, Zverev will likely target a return in the group stages of the Davis Cup, as Germany host Group C in Hamburg from 13-18th September.

The US Open has been the site of Zverev’s strongest Slam result, reaching the final in 2020 before agonisingly losing to Dominic Thiem from two sets to love up.

He reached the semi-finals last year before losing to Novak Djokovic, meaning he stands to drop 720 ranking points after the event this year.

Currently seventh in the ATP Race to Turin, Zverev’s tour absence puts him in danger of not qualifying for the ATP Finals and putting up a defence of his 2021 title there.

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