What Alexander Zverev said about his return just before suffering another setback



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What Alexander Zverev said about his return just before suffering another setback

Alexander Zverev was looking forward to playing this week and even said that representing Germany was the only reason why he wanted to return to action this week. Zverev, 25, tore several ligaments during his French Open semifinal match versus Rafael Nadal.

This week, Zverev was scheduled to return to action by representing Germany in the group stage of the Davis Cup Finals. In Hamburg, Germany is hosting Australia, France and Belgium. On Monday, Zverev held a press conference, in which he announced that he had sustained a bone edema and that he would be "out for weeks or months."

Just two days earlier, Zverev sounded extremely happy about returning to action. “To be honest, if it had been any other tournament then I would probably have still taken some further time off to get myself ready, but to play in my hometown of Hamburg is very special,” Zverev told the Davis Cup website just before picking up the injury.

Zverev really wanted to represent Germany

Zverev sustaining a serious injury in the French Open semifinal robbed him from a chance to win his first Grand Slam title at Roland Garros. Also, the same injury forced him to skip Wimbledon and the US Open.

After missing out on back-to-back Grand Slams, Zverev didn't want to also miss out on Davis Cup action. But instead of returning of action, Zverev suffered another setback. “I am really looking forward to getting back to competitive action.

I was actually very good in accepting the injury because it happened while I was on a tennis court, and it happened while I was playing Rafa Nadal at Roland-Garros. If it was an injury that came out of stupidity, if I was skiing or snowboarding – something like that, then that might be a different story, but it happened while I was playing tennis and that made it easier for me to accept.

For sure, I am looking forward to getting back on court and I am looking forward to playing for Germany in Hamburg. Like I say, if it was any other event then I might have given myself some more time, but I just want to be here and help the team," Zverev said before sustaining the injury. It remains to be seen if we will see Zverev before the 2022 season ends.