Berlin (AP) – Tennis pro Alexander Zverev sees the defeat in the US Open final as a motivation for his further career and future successes.
“It is another step, one piece of the puzzle, in my development and my life. I am only 23 years old. Many people may forget that because I have been touring with my family for so long,” said the resident of Hamburg. in a “photo” interview. “I still have so much ahead of me and I want to achieve so much. I am also convinced that my dreams will come true.”
On September 13, Zverev lost the final at the US Open, which was exciting until the last rally, in five sets in the tie-break against Austrian Dominic Thiem. After that it was “completely empty”. “I now think that in a few days there will be a certain pride in what I have achieved and what I have achieved. The disappointment will take a while, but all credit goes to Domi. He has given everything,” said the best German tennis professional. his buddy.
His parents were “incredibly proud” of him. “I have the best family you could wish for and a top team,” said Alexander Zverev, who wants to be fit again by the time the French Open starts in Paris on September 27. “Recovery is very important for the body now. Two weeks in a Grand Slam tournament is an incredible amount of strength.” He finds it “admirable” how Swiss Roger Federer (39) and Spaniard Rafael Nadal (34) have mastered these efforts for decades.