German tennis star Alexander Zverev has withdrawn from this week's Davis Cup tie against Bosnia and Herzegovina due to a hamstring injury sustained at the US Open. This week, Bosnia and Herzegovina will be hosting Germany in the World Group I first round.
Zverev, who was originally scheduled to represent Germany in Mostar, suffered an injury at the US Open and he is not able to feature in this weekend's Davis Cup action. Earlier this year, Zverev represented Germany, when they lost to Switzerland in a qualifying tie for the Davis Cup Finals.
Alcaraz out of the Davis Cup due to an injury
At the US Open, Zverev made the quarterfinal before Alcaraz handed him a 6-3 6-2 6-4 loss. After the match, Zverev explained how a hamstring injury negatively impacted his performance. "I was in the match the first set, yeah.
I could have broken, it could have gone my way, it didn't. Then the second set I felt something in my hamstring glute, left side. I couldn't push off on my serve anymore. My serve speed was down quite a lot compared to the other days.
Against him especially I needed a good serving day otherwise it would have been difficult. Yeah, I think my biggest weapon was kind of taken away after the first set, and yeah, it's difficult to even compete if you don't have that," Zverev said after losing to Alcaraz at the US Open.
After beating Zverev, Alcaraz said he was happy to see Zverev playing again in the latter stages of Grand Slams. "The last time I played against Zverev was in Madrid this year. He said he wasn't ready to play at his best and I was sad about it.
We've had some big fights and big matches. I'm so happy to see him back in the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam and playing his best again," Alcaraz said of Zverev.
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