“Don’t Have a Girlfriend”: Alexander Zverev Reveals He Still Sleeps With His Olympic Gold Medal

Published 09/06/2021, 3:30 PM EDT
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Tennis – Men’s Singles – Medal Ceremony – Ariake Tennis Park – Tokyo, Japan – August 1, 2021. Gold medallist Alexander Zverev of Germany celebrates on the podium REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov


World No.4 Alexander Zverev sealed his spot in the quarters of the US Open 2021. Facing Italy’s Jannik Sinner in the round of 16, the German crushed him in straight sets after surviving a tough third set tie-breaker. The final scoreline of the match was 6-4, 6-4, 7(9)-6(7).

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Alexander Zverev delivered a total of 17 aces in his match against Jannik Sinner. Even though he failed to convert many break-points, he didn’t allow his opponent to break past him more than once in the entire match.

In an exclusive interview to Sportface.it after his match, Zverev revealed that he still sleeps with the Gold medal that he won at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 as he doesn’t have a girlfriend. Also, it keeps reminding him about his capabilities on the court.

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Alexander Zverev (GER) waits for Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE not pictured) to come back to the court after the first set of their semifinal match against during the Western and Southern Open at the Lindner Family Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports

“I still sleep with the gold I won at the Tokyo Olympic Games, sure. I don’t have a girlfriend, the medal makes up for it. And then I don’t forget what I did,” said Zverev in the interview. (Translated via Google Translate)

Zverev’s win over Sinner marks his 15th consecutive victory on the tour. He is enjoying some incredible form and is three wins away from lifting the US Open 2021 title.

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“Was not easy to win”- Alexander Zverev on his match against Jannik Sinner

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Talking about his match against Sinner, Zverev stated that it was a tough match and the Italian played really well, especially in the last set. He also seems happy with the progress that he has made in the last few months and hopes to play with the same confidence in the remaining matches of the Grand Slam.

Alexander Zverev of Germany hits to Jack Sock of the USA on day six of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

“It was a high-level match with lots of quality shots. It was not easy to win: I’m happy, now let’s see how the tournament will go – he said – In the final games of the second set, very fought, the progress I made in the last few months and the confidence gained came out. Sinner played well especially in the third set,” added the World No.4 player.

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Alexander Zverev is now in the quarters of the US Open 2021 yet again. Fans have huge expectations from him and want him to keep playing with the same momentum. Will he be able to achieve his maiden Grand Slam title in New York this year?

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