WATCH: Alexander Zverev opens up on US Open withdrawal
Alexander Zverev has put fans at ease after explaining his US Open withdrawal as a precautionary measure.
The 2020 US Open finalist looked like he could return at the final Slam of the season, but withdrew from the event as he has not yet fully recovered from the ankle injury that saw him out of the French Open in June.
But Zverev said he is very happy with his progress so far in an update posted to Instagram.
“The recovery is going extremely well, and I am super happy where I am right now,” he revealed. “But unfortunately I will not come to New York this year.
“It was a very tough decision, but the way the recovery is going, and how well everything is going, I just don’t want to take the risk right now and play a best-of-five set match as my first match back.
“Of course, I will miss it and, of course, I will be watching from far away.
“Unfortunately I did not have another week or two where I would have been 100% ready but it is how it is.
“I am hoping to see everybody at the Davis Cup. And I am looking forward to being back as soon as possible.
“Have fun and hopefully everybody will have a good US Open.”
Germany will host Group C of the Davis Cup in Hamburg after competition wraps in New York, with Zverev set to lead his nation there.
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