Alexander Zverev is set to get the ultimate fan experience with his beloved Bayern Munich as the German tennis star will accompany his favorite football team to their Champions League away game against Manchester United. On Tuesday night, the Alexander Zverev Foundation hosted an evening gala, which had the goal of raising funds for children and young people battling diabetes.
Zverev, 26, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was just three. During the foundation's evening gala, one of the prizes was the ultimate Bayern experience. Zverev offered €9k and won the bid. As a result, Zverev will fly with Bayern's players for their December 12th game in Manchester.
The package includes Zverev being allowed to watch Bayern's full training and also sharing a banquet with the team after the game, via The Daily Mail. Bayern has already secured a Champions League knockout stage ticket so there won't be much pressure on the team to beat Manchester United.
Zverev on his love for Bayern
"I have two favorite clubs. Internationally, at a really high level, it's always been FC Bayern. My first jersey was an FC Bayern one, with Oliver Kahn on the back. As a Hamburg fan, I'm also a HSV fan, but FC Bayern is the biggest club in the world for me and also the one I follow the most," Zverev once revealed.
Meanwhile, Zverev's 2023 season finished at the ATP Finals. In Turin, Zverev went 2-1 but still failed to make it past the group stage. However, just making the ATP Finals was a success for Zverev, who missed the entire second half of the 2022 season due to a serious ligament injury. "What a year!
From having uncertainties whether I would ever come back to my level to finishing number 7 in the world, winning two @atptour titles and making it to @nittoatpfinals. Thanks to everyone for the incredible support and for believing in me," Zverev wrote on Instagram this week.