Alexander Zverev is, along with Nadal, Djokovic and Federer, one of the great absences at the Montreal Masters 1000 which starts next Monday. The German still recovering from an ankle injury which forced him out of the semifinals of Roland Garros, also for a while He took the opportunity to reveal that he has type 1 diabeteswhich forces him to inject insulin chronically, from the age of four.
“When I was young I didn’t think much, then more and more. I want to show that you are very far from this disease. Now, many years later and also the successes behind me, I feel comfortable and confident enough to publicize the initiative” Zverev emphasized in reference to the creation of a foundation that will finance projects for affected children and youth.
“I am in the privileged situation of living a life I have always wanted to live. I always wanted to play tennis, travel to tournaments around the world and become one of the best tennis players in the world.. That I have achieved this is mainly thanks to my parents and my brother, who have always supported me unconditionally and continue to do so,” he explained.
The 25 year old player has not been ruled out for the US Openwhich begins on August 29 on the hard courts of Flushing Meadows in New York.
“Sascha is recovering well and still hopes to be ready for the US Open. However, it is too early to know whether he can compete there or not,” said a member of his team recently.
The individual Olympic gold medalist in Tokyo is clearly aiming to return to the tour by leading Germany in the group stage of the Davis Cup from September 13-18.
Germany will play its matches in Hamburg, along with France, Belgium and Australia, the other Group C teams. Two teams from each of the four groups will progress to the quarterfinals of this year’s men’s group competition .
Source: La Verdad