German stalwart Alexander Zverev has had a rollercoaster season so far. Last Month in Acapulco, He claimed his 14th title after defeating Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas in the championship match. Nevertheless, World No.6 admits he still has some issues with his elbow while serving but is calm in the recovery.
Following the first-round exit at the Miami Open, Zverev competed in Monte Carlo. Therein, German won his first match against Italian Lorenzo Sonego, but he fell in the next round to Belgian Davin Goffin after a mouth-watering tie breaker set. In the post-match interview, Alexander Zverev revealed he had been suffering from an elbow injury.
Alexander Zverev Says Elbow Gets Better Weekly By Week Now
However, Zverev will now compete at the BMW Open. In the ATP tour calendar, Munich’s 250 category event runs from 26th April to 2nd May. In an interview ahead of the home tournament, Alexander gave an update on his elbow injury.
“Injuries happen in sports. I had one at my elbow. Before the tournament in Monte Carlo, I didn’t play tennis for nearly three weeks but decided to play there. In these circumstances, it was decent vs Goffin. To beat a good player like him, you need more practice,” Zverev said.
2020 US Open runner-up also underlined he had a significant treatment recently for his elbow injury, and it will consume a little bit extra time for healing.
German further added, “The elbow gets better weekly by week now. I had a special treatment last Friday. Since then, It’s on a good way. It still hinders me during the serve motion and overhead balls in general. It has to heal completely, and this will take more time.”
“I have to remain careful with serve practice during the next weeks. Serve was also the cause of the injury a bit. After my serve problems in 2019, I practised serving for hours and hours on daily basis. So I need a more calm approach now,” Alexander Zverev confessed.