ZVEREV scents for Grand Slam

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For his great goal Alexander Zeal almost completely retreats. Regardless of the outcome of the sheer infinite corona posse around the Serb Top star Novak Djokovic, Germany’s best tennis player wants to celebrate its Grand Slam title premiere. And for that, he may not infect with the coronavirus. He goes — apart from the twice daily training — Nowhere more, the 24-year-old Hamburger said on Saturday in Melbourne in the face of high infection numbers in Australia. I’m not going to risk. I want to play the tournament as well as possible, he made it clear.

On Monday Zeal will begin his mission as a large German hopefoundman at the first of the four most important tennis tournaments of the season. The number three of the world can be found in the upper half of the table, whose lots of which are held on the first day of the two-week tennis spectacle at the Area River. In German duel, Zeal then meets the outsider and Australian open debutant Daniel Altair from Hempen, which had met completely surprisingly the secondary finals at the French Open.

Two days before his first appearance, Zeal had to talk about the continuous theme Djokovic at one of the usual press conferences of the players from the favorite circle. According to his expectations and goals for the Australian Open, German number one was no longer concretely asked. To clearly, the Melbourne semi-finalist from 2020 had been expressed in recent weeks: nothing less than the top spot in the world ranking list and the first Grand Slam Triumph has made the 24-year-old for this season. Preferably right in Melbourne.

Becker About Zeal: Now the big titles have to be

Instead of Zeal Boris Becker talked about it in detail. It’s absolutely at the time because he’s just good enough. He is now in the form of his life and now the big titles have to come!, Said the Zeal connoisseur in the Eurosport podcast The yellow of the ball : If that does not happen this year, then the next generation comes and the pressure increases something that will ask the questions louder.

In the interview of the Frankfurter General Dating (Saturday), the tennis icon founded, which speaks for Zeal: he could now retrieve more constant services via a tournament. His self-confidence is as big as never before. What we did not necessarily accept five years ago, we are honest: His great talent was known, but he had a few weak points. He has now eliminated. I would like it from the heart to triumph in Melbourne, said Becker: Sasha Zeal has indeed a great chance to win his first grand slam title. The number one in the world Djokovic remains the same for now or something.

As in Tokyo in Melbourne, the card game is part of the pastime

The belief in his own class Zeal had particularly strengthened with his Olympic gold in Tokyo, also the unfamiliar team feeling helped him in Japan to Triumph. Also in Melbourne he wore again on Saturday a T-shirt from the collection of games. I just feel very comfortable in these clothes, he said, It brings back incredibly memories. I just wanted to have this feeling before the tournament starts here. As in Tokyo, the card games belongs to the pastime in Melbourne. For this, German tennis colleagues come by in his room, told Zeal. He does not want to do without it for the first Grand SLAM title.