Since the tennis tour returned last year, World No.4 Alexander Zverev has been playing tremendously. He has competed in the eight championship matches, including the US Open 2020, Tokyo Olympic Games, Paris, Madrid and Cincinnati Masters.
Alexander Zverev continued, “It has been a pretty incredible month for me. Obviously, winning the gold medal is something that you don’t even dream about as a tennis player because it’s just so surreal in a way.
“It’s incredible. I mean, the feeling that gave me, and also the Cincinnati week, has been pretty good. I feel well. I hope I continue this wave here in New York, and we’ll see how it goes.” he added.
“I Still Have That In The Back Of My Mind”: Zverev on 2020 US Open Final
At the 2020 US Open, Alexander Zverev fell to Dominic Thiem in the championship match in the gruelling five-setter( 2-6 4-6 6-4 6-3 6-7) on the centre court.
After practising on the centre court this year, Zverev expressed, “I think in a way it fuelled gas into the fire a little bit because I was two points away from winning it. I practised on the centre court a few times. There are still memories there. I still remember it, and I still have that in the back of my mind.”
“I’m very motivated. I’m very much looking forward to getting back on that court and starting to compete because I was not far away last year. I feel like I’m playing great tennis this year,” the 17-time ATP Tour-level title winner confessed.
The US Open 2021 will occur from 30th August to 12th September in Flushing Meadows, New York. The 4th seed Alexander Zverev begins his campaign against World No.77 and American Sam Querrey.