German tennis star Alexander Zverev is likely to play Hamburg as tournament director Peter-Michael Reichel is in Monaco trying to reach an agreement with the world No. 5, per tennis MAGAZIN. Zverev is coming off a disappointing grass season, which featured a Stuttgart and Wimbledon first round exit and the quarterfinal in Halle.
Following his shock Wimbledon first round loss suffered to Czech Jiri Vesely, the former world No. 3 admitted his confidence wasn't that high and also blamed the off court issues and private problems for his struggles.
Should Zverev opt to return to clay after grass, he would make his fifth appearance in Hamburg and the first one since 2016. The German, who debuted at the Hamburg event in 2013, played there for four consecutive years as he picked up three first round losses but also made one semifinal.
"We have been working intensely for weeks now to bring Alexander Zverev home. We hope that we can conclude this project positively soon," tournament director Reichel said. The Hamburg event is set to be held from July 22-28.