“Ready to Play All Three Categories”: Alexander Zverev Dreams of Winning Gold at Tokyo Olympics 2021

Published 05/21/2021, 1:05 PM EDT
Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Madrid Open – Caja Magica, Madrid, Spain – May 9, 2021 Germany’s Alexander Zverev celebrates with the trophy after winning the Madrid Open REUTERS/Sergio Perez


The Tokyo Olympics 2021 are just two months away and the preparations for the same have already begun. There are many players including the likes of Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams, and Rafael Nadal who have raised questions about the happening of the Games. They believe that although they want to play there, the conditions are not ideal in Japan right now. In a recent interview, Alexander Zverev too spoke about the Olympic Games.

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World No.6 Alexander Zverev didn’t raise concerns about the Tokyo Olympics 2021. However, he talked about his ambition of winning a gold medal there as they are one of the most important sporting events in the world.

Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Madrid Open – Caja Magica, Madrid, Spain – May 7, 2021, Germany’s Alexander Zverev celebrates winning his quarter-final match against Spain’s Rafael Nadal REUTERS/Sergio Perez

said Zverev in the interview. (Translated by Google Translate)

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Zverev missed the Rio de Janeiro Olympics 2016 due to an injury. He was surely disenchanted back then and as a result, wants to take part in the Tokyo Olympics 2021 at any cost if the opportunity arises. He believes that no other sporting tournament is even close to the Olympics in terms of anything.

“Ready to play all three categories”- Alexander Zverev

Zverev highlighted that he is ready to represent his country in all three categories at the Olympics 2021. Thus, fans might see the German taking part in the singles, doubles, and the mixed doubles category. He also stated that an Olympic gold medal is an Olympic gold medal- whether one wins it in the singles or doubles category.

Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Italian Open – Foro Italico, Rome, Italy – May 13, 2021, Germany’s Alexander Zverev reacts during his third-round match against Japan’s Kei Nishikori REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

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As of now, Alexander Zverev is practicing hard for the French Open 2021. He already won the Mutua Madrid Open title this year and even steamrolled over Rafael Nadal in the quarters. Will the German be able to conquer Paris this year and win his maiden Grand Slam title?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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