“Really Don’t Care”: Alexander Zverev Takes a Dig at German Press as They Don’t Show Up After His Mutua Madrid Open 2021 Win

Published 05/10/2021, 4:09 AM EDT
Tennis – ATP 500 – Mexican Open – The Fairmont Acapulco Princess, Acapulco, Mexico – Germany’s Alexander Zverev in action during his final match against Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas REUTERS/Carlos Perez-Gallardo


World No. 6 Alexander Zverev recently won the Mutua Madrid Open 2021 title. The German player made a phenomenal comeback against Matteo Berrettini in the finals and defeated the Italian in three sets. The final scoreline of the match 6(8)-7(10), 6-4, 6-3.

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In the post-match interview, Alexander Zverev faced a really strange yet tough question. The Italian press said that, unlike the German press who don’t seem too interested in Zverev, the Italians would gladly welcome him if he was to get an Italian passport and play for them.

“Yeah, yeah. I’m not going to answer this because I don’t want to make any story out of it, to be honest (smiling). Yeah, thank you for the invite though,” said Zverev, responding to this claim.

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Zverev thanked the Italian press for their words. However, he didn’t want to make a big controversy, and thus, he refused to comment on the German press.

The US Open 2020 runner-up has always been critical of the German media and mentioned that they are not interested in him. He believes that they don’t talk about his performances, even though he has played well in the recent past.

“Just won a Masters and there’s none in German”- Alexander Zverev

Zverev was quite disappointed and disheartened when he got to know that there was no one from the German media in his post-match press conference. As a result, he yet again stated that the Germans don’t really care about him.

Germany’s Alexander Zverev in action during his final match against Italy’s Matteo Berrettini REUTERS/Sergio Perez

“None? I just won a Masters and there’s none in German? As you see, the Germans really don’t care,” said the World No. 6 player when it turned out that there were no questions in German.

After exhibiting some exceptional performances at the Mutua Madrid Open 2021, Alexander Zverev will now head to Rome for the Italian Open 2021. Will Zverev be able to win yet another Masters tournament on clay this year?

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