Alexander Zverev to Undergo Eye Surgery After ATP World Tour Finals 2019 Defeat

Published 11/17/2019, 3:58 AM EST


World No.7 Alexander Zverev confirms that he will undergo eye surgery during the offseason in New York before he starts to train again for the next season.

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Talking about offseason plans after his ATP World Tour Finals 2019 loss against Dominic Thiem on Saturday, Alexander Zverev revealed: “I’ll only have a few holidays. I’m actually going to go to New York to maybe do a small procedure that I have to do on my eyes. Then I’ll start training.”

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According to reports, Alexander Zverev will undergo surgery more than a laser surgery to correct astigmatism in his eyes. Astigmatism a common imperfection in eyes curvature, which usually causes vision to be blurred or distorted to some degree at all distances.

Zverev might have been suffering from eye strain, headaches, squinting and eye irritation, which are the symptoms of Astigmatism.

The German revealed that he will have only a six-day holiday as he confirmed his participation in exhibition matches in South America with Federer. He said: “I will actually have six days of holiday this year. This is all I’m getting, because I’m still going to South America, still playing with Roger Federer for five matches.”

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“Of course, we will not practice every day for four hours, but this is still difficult. We will have to fly to a different country every day. So this will still be a tough kind of few days but very exciting, very happy about that,” the 22-year-old added.

The defending champion was ousted by Dominic Thiem in straight sets 7-5, 6-3 in the semifinals of the ATP World Tour Finals 2019 on Saturday.

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Earlier, Zverev qualified for the last four of the 2019 ATP Finals after defeating Daniil Medvedev in straight sets in their final round-robin match of the Andre Agassi group. With this victory, he knocked out the World No.1 Rafael Nadal from the year-end event, who finished third in the group.

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Starting off as a tennis author in 2018, Varun Khanna has gone on to contribute to EssentiallySports in various capacities. After setting up interviews with the likes of Serena Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou, Alizé Cornet, and Noah Rubin, Varun is now part of all major ATP and WTA press conferences and has gone on to pen more than 1300 articles for EssentiallySports. He now heads the tennis and NBA division of the organization.

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