Alexander Zverev, ranked No. 2 in the world, joked that he and Dominic Thiem are friends and that he would like to get revenge on Austria’s No. 1 player by beating him. In 2020, Zverev made it all the way to the final of the US Open, the only Grand Slam he would ever win.
Zverev led Thiem in the final by two sets to none before the Austrian came roaring back to win 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6. (6). Zverev has been sidelined since the French Open when he tore multiple ligaments in his ankle.
However, Thiem missed 10 months of action due to a wrist injury, only returning in late March. “Dominic Thiem and I have a great relationship, and we are constantly in touch with one another. Due to my unresolved grudge from our last Grand Slam encounter, you and I are both motivated to get back to peak performance “Zverev revealed to Eurosport.
Zverev discusses his road to recovery
Zverev missed Wimbledon and the rest of the grass court season after suffering an ankle injury at the French Open. “Zverev admitted that the days were extremely lengthy. You get up early and work until late at night.
We engage in a plethora of physical activities, with ongoing permanent additions of both new and old routines. The foot is cared for, its range of motion increased, and its strength and stability restored. Sometimes people have to relearn how to walk or run normally. In addition to training on the treadmill and bike, I also do sprinting exercises in the water.”
Although he hasn’t ruled out competing in the US Open, Zverev isn’t quite ready to return to the court just yet. It’s not shocking that Zverev wants to play at the US Open, given that he’s made two consecutive deep runs there.
It is unclear if Zverev will be fit to compete in the year’s final Grand Slam tournament, which begins on August 29 at Flushing Meadows.