World No. 5 Alexander Zverev insists he is happy to be back to the Cincinnati Masters as he is hoping to make it all the way at the tournament this week. Zverev, a former world No. 3, is set to make his sixth Cincinnati Masters main draw appearance.
Zverev is coming off a Tokyo Olympics victory and now he is determined to continue his great form at the Cincinnati Masters. Zverev is locked in on delivering his best tennis in Cincinnati and the US Open. "I’m happy to be here.
I'm happy to hopefully change how Cincinnati has usually gone for me. I’m looking forward to competing and proving that I'm still one of the best players,” Zverev said, per the ATP website. “Yes, I know that I'm having a pretty good year, so I am extremely happy with that, but there is a Masters coming up and there is a Grand Slam coming up.
Those are two very important and big tournaments”.
Zverev has never enjoyed success in Cincinnati
Zverev tried to make the Cincinnati main draw in 2014 but he fell short in his attempt as he lost to Benoit Paire in the qualifying first round.
However, Zverev made his Cincinnati debut a year later, when he made it past the qualifying event before losing to Borna Coric in the first round. In his five main draw appearances in Cincinnati, Zverev has picked up two first round exits and two second round exits.
"I'm extremely happy to see so many people, because I have always said that live sports and sports in general need spectators, because the spectators bring emotions,” Zverev said. “I think it's great to see the crowd back. It's great to see that life is slowly going back to normal. I think a lot of people have missed that”.