Mischa Zverev Gives Major Hints on Alexander Zverev’s Future Participation at Davis Cup

Published 01/21/2021, 7:48 AM EST
Germany’s Alexander Zverev reacts during his group stage match against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs


World No.7 Alexander Zverev has often been projected as the next global superstar of tennis. The 23-year-old hails from Germany, despite which he resides in the tax haven Monaco. Earlier in the past, he has criticized the premium multi-nation tournament, the Davis Cup, but now wants to play it for Germany and win more for his country.

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In a recent interview, Mischa revealed that his younger brother, Alexander, wants to play the ATP Cup and the Davis Cup for Germany.

“Germany is very important to him, also as a country. Sascha really wants to play the ATP and Davis Cup for Germany,” said Mischa Zverev.

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Alexander Zverev in action. Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs

It is an interesting turn of events for Zverev. Recently his brother took over as his manager. Zverev was previously associated with Roger Federer‘s management firm TEAM8, but that partnership ended a few days back.

Hence, Mischa has been outlining Sacha’s intentions for 2021 and beyond.

“That may well be, but in the end you come from Germany anyway, you come back home and that is of course very, very important for an athlete and especially for Sascha.”

(Quotes have been translated via Google)

Alexander Zverev criticized Davis Cup back in 2019

Earlier in 2019, Zverev had criticized the new format of the Davis Cup. And since then hasn’t played the Davis Cup. But it looks like this year he might.

“I don’t think the format is Davis Cup anymore. I hope people realize that Davis Cup is more than just money and all that like they are offering us now. It’s history, and it’s tennis history. Yeah, it’s more than just what’s on the table for the players now.”

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In 2021, Zverev will have the opportunity to represent Germany at the Olympics as well. The Toyo Olympics begin later in the year in July. But soon Zverev will have the chance to represent Germany at the ATP Cup.

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In 2020, he couldn’t steer his country past the group stage; let’s see if he can do it this year. The ATP Cup begins shortly after all players complete their mandatory quarantine in Australia.

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Bhavishya Mittal is a tennis author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Manipal University. A former sports editor for The Manipal Journal, Bhavishya has also worked for The New Indian Express. He has a keen eye for many sports but he is a particularly ardent follower of tennis, with a zest to create riveting articles on the ever-evolving sport.

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