Alexander Zverev on US Open: ‘I might not to go there if I don’t feel safe, my team doesn’t feel safe’
Alexander Zverev remains undecided about his US Open participation and says he will leave it until the last minute before deciding whether or not to travel to the United States.
The hard-court Grand Slam has already been hit by two high-profile withdrawals as women’s world No 1 Ashleigh Barty and men’s world No 40 have pulled out of the event due to the coronavirus pandemic.
World No 7 Zverev, who has been competing at the Ultimate Tennis Showdown in the south of France, says he is eager to return to competitive tennis, but is yet to make a decision about travelling to the US.
“I will see because the situation right now in the US is not that great so I don’t know what we will decide with my team,” he told Tennis Majors.
“I want to play tournaments, but I think the US right now is a little bit of a funny place.”
Zverev came in for some strong criticism recently after he was seen partying when he was meant to be self-isolating following the controversial Adria Tour in the Balkans.
The German, though, hinted that he won’t fly to the US if he feels his team is in danger.
“I think just see how it develops over the next few weeks, if the cases go up (in US), how the travelling will be and if it will be safe,” he said.
“I might not to go there if I don’t feel safe, my team doesn’t feel safe. I’m still quite young but everybody that is involved with me maybe is a little bit older and they’re in more danger than I am.”
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