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Zverev unsure of US Open but confirms he will play Davis Cup in September

Zverev has not played since injuring his ankle during the French Open semi-finals, following which eh underwent surgery

Alexander Zverev confirms he will play Davis Cup in September at a press conference in Hamburg Alexander Zverev confirms he will play Davis Cup in September at a press conference in Hamburg Image Credit: AI/ Reuters/ Panoramic

World No 2 Alexander Zverev has confirmed that he will be back in time to represent his country, Germany, at the Davis Cup in September.

Zverev has not played since rolling his ankle during his French Open semi-final against Rafael Nadal, following which he underwent surgery for his ligament tear injury.

The German has already pulled out of the Cincinnati Masters next week but remains on the US Open entry list (players are automatically entered based on their ranking unless they withdraw from the event). The German said he is yet to decide if he will play at Flushing Meadows and will take a decision in the coming days.

“I’m not sure if it’s going to be anything else with the US Open,” he said. “If it were a normal tournament best of three, then I could say, maybe I would already be ready. But best of five as the first tournament back, is difficult.”

Speaking at a press conference in Hamburg, Zverev said, “I have already started to train diligently for the Davis Cup. There’s no question in my head at all that I’m going to be at the Davis Cup.”

I am a big fan of team events

Zverev

Zverev has an 8-4 record in Davis Cup singles and returned to play for Germany in this year’s edition after missing the 2020 and 2021 campaigns.

“I am a big fan of team events,” Zverev said. “Usually, tennis is an individual sport, but I know from a lot of colleagues that they really look forward to the Davis Cup week each year. We can finally spend some time together. We eat together, practise together and have fun – this is all part of it.”

Zverev also said if Germany were to reach the knock out stage in November, he will be available to play for his country once again.: “If we achieve that, I will be part of the team again a 100 per cent.”

Germany, led by Michael Kohlmann, will face off against France, Belgium and Australia in their group with the top two in the group advancing to the knockout stage of the Davis Cup Finals in November in Malaga.

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