In press conference at the ATP Finals in London Alexander Zverev reiterated that he will not play the Davis Cup in November 2019. The German said he expects top players except crowd's hero Rafael Nadal will play there. 'Next year is no ATP World Cup yet, so it's the year after.
I've said it before, I'm not going to play Davis Cup in November', Zverev confirmed. 'I am going to play in February in Germany, in Frankfurt, I'm going to do that. But the Davis Cup has some serious issues to think about, I think.
One of them is the dates. I think the dates are very important and I think none of the top players will play, except Rafa because it's in Spain. I'm very, very sure that a lot of top players will not play. We'll see how it goes.
The World Cup, I don't know much about it yet. It's still a long time to go for the event. Hopefully, it's going to be a good event. Obviously, it's in the first week of the year, so it makes sense to play, and it's in Australia as well.
So it's not bad schedule-wise.' Commenting on his off-season plans, Zverev added: 'I am going to Dubai for five days and then the Maldives for vacation. I mean, I've had those chains since I was a little kid and I'm never taking them off.
They have meaning for me. That's why I wear them. Yeah, I'm going to Dubai, I'm going to visit it, I'm going to see all the different places. Hopefully, I will enjoy it.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title