Injury forces Alexander Zverev to withdraw from Rotterdam


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Injury forces Alexander Zverev to withdraw from Rotterdam

German tennis star Alexander Zverev has withdrawn from the upcoming ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament due to ankle injury, the tournament announced on Tuesday. The German, who debuted at the Rotterdam event in 2015, has played at the Dutch ATP 500 event four times so far in his career.

Surprisingly, the world No. 3 has never made a deep run in Rotterdam as his career-best result at the tournament came in 2016 -- when he made the quarter-final, before losing to French Gael Monfils. The 21-year-old's 2018 Rotterdam campaign ended with a surprise round-of-16 defeat suffered to Italian Andreas Seppi.

Last week, Zverev helped Germany beat Hungary in a Davis Cup qualifying round to secure a place in the Davis Cup Finals event. The world No. 3 claimed two straight set wins over Peter Nagy and Gabor Borsos respectively. Meanwhile, a place in the Rotterdam main draw has opened for three-time ATP champion Damir Dzumhur following the withdrawal of Zverev.

The 26-year-old debuted at the Rotterdam event last year -- when he beat Romanian Marius Copil in the first round, before he was defeated by rising Russian star Andrey Rublev in his following match. It remains to be seen how will Dzumhur perform on the indoor-hard courts of Rotterdam this year.

The Rotterdam event is due to be held from February 11-17. German tennis star Alexander Zverev has withdrawn from the upcoming ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament due to ankle injury, the tournament announced on Tuesday. The German, who debuted at the Rotterdam event in 2015, has played at the Dutch ATP 500 event four times so far in his career.

Surprisingly, the world No. 3 has never made a deep run in Rotterdam as his career-best result at the tournament came in 2016 -- when he made the quarter-final, before losing to French Gael Monfils. The 21-year-old´s 2018 Rotterdam campaign ended with a surprise round-of-16 defeat suffered to Italian Andreas Seppi.

Last week, Zverev helped Germany beat Hungary in a Davis Cup qualifying round to secure a place in the Davis Cup Finals event. The world No. 3 claimed two straight set wins over Peter Nagy and Gabor Borsos respectively. Meanwhile, a place in the Rotterdam main draw has opened for three-time ATP champion Damir Dzumhur following the withdrawal of Zverev.

The 26-year-old debuted at the Rotterdam event last year -- when he beat Romanian Marius Copil in the first round, before he was defeated by rising Russian star Andrey Rublev in his following match. It remains to be seen how will Dzumhur perform on the indoor-hard courts of Rotterdam this year.

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