Alexander Zverev Contradicts His Anti-Davis Cup Statement From 2019

Published 04/30/2020, 5:41 PM EDT
Alexander Zverev in action during the Australian Open 2019, First Round


In November 2019, Germany’s number one tennis player Alexander Zverev was touring in South America with Roger Federer. The duo played multiple exhibition matches in five countries of the continent. While the other ATP men were rallying past each other in Madrid, Spain at the Davis Cup Finals.

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Back then the tennis world wasn’t happy with the revamped version of the historic tournament. Many players complained regarding the event backed up with Gerard Pique, which was Davis Cup. And Sascha was one of them who criticized the event and said, “I just don’t think it’s the real Davis Cup anymore.”

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Alexander Zverev

But right now, amid the coronavirus pandemic and tennis tour being on a halt, professionals are getting deprived of tennis. World Number seven Alexander Zverev is one of them, and he is considering to play Davis Cup Finals, if its the first tournament to get underway in 2020.

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“If we don’t play a tournament by November and it’s the first tournament in Madrid, I would be eager to play tennis again. That’s why we have to have a look. I always say that I love to play for Germany and hopefully I can do all three disciplines at the Olympics. I also like to play the ATP Cup and I appreciated the Davis Cup – as long as it was the real Davis Cup,” Zverev told Nau.

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Alexander Zverev training in the US

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Presently, the German lad Zverev is working on his tennis skills at Saddlebrook Tennis Academy in Florida, USA. “Tennis wise I try to develop a more active way of play. I can play many balls in the court. But I want to come to the net more, improve my backhand and serve, too,” he said.

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Mahalakshmi Murali

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Mahalakshmi Murali joined EssentiallySports in 2018 as a tennis author and has gone on to pen more than 1800 engaging articles, probing into various aspects of the sport and its illustrious players. With her expertise on the sport, Mahalakshmi has interviewed stalwarts from the sport such as Serena WIlliams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou and Kevin Anderson’s physio, Carlos Costa. Equipped with her vast experience and a keen understanding of the sport, Mahalakshmi now co-heads the tennis department.

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