Alexander Zverev was looking forward to playing this week and even said that representing Germany was the only reason he wanted to return to action this week. Zverev, 25, tore multiple ligaments during his French Open semi-final match against Rafael Nadal.
This week, Zverev was scheduled to return to action representing Germany in the group stage of the Davis Cup Finals. In Hamburg, Germany hosts Australia, France and Belgium. On Monday, Zverev held a press conference in which he announced that he had suffered bone edema and that he would be «out for weeks or months.»
Just two days earlier, Zverev seemed extremely happy to be back in action. «To be honest, if it had been any other tournament, I probably would have taken more time off to prepare, but playing in my hometown Hamburg is very special,» Zverev told the Davis Cup website just before choosing. raise the injury.
Zverev really wanted to represent Germany.
Zverev, who suffered a serious injury in the French Open semi-final, deprived him of the opportunity to win his first Grand Slam title at Roland Garros. Also, the same injury forced him to skip Wimbledon and the US Open.
After missing back-to-back Grand Slams, Zverev didn’t want to miss out on Davis Cup action as well. But instead of returning to action, Zverev suffered another setback. “I am really looking forward to getting back into competitive action.
In fact, I was very good at accepting the injury because it happened while I was on a tennis court, and it happened while I was playing Rafa Nadal at Roland-Garros. If it was an injury that stemmed from stupidity, if I was skiing or snowboarding, something like that, then that might be a different story, but it happened while I was playing tennis and that made it easier for me to accept.
Of course, I am looking forward to getting back on the pitch and I am looking forward to playing for Germany in Hamburg. As I say, if it had been any other event, I could have given myself more time, but I just want to be here and help the team», Zverev said before suffering the injury. It remains to be seen if we will see Zverev before the end of the 2022 season. .