He has been one of the most famous names on the ATP Tour for years. Alexander Zverev has made a resounding comeback in recent months, having suffered a serious injury during the 2022 edition of Roland-Garros when he faced Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals. Back in the top 10 for a few weeks, the German could be the man for the job at the end of the season, he who remains quite fresh compared to his opponents.
His injury could have been much more serious. Alexander Zverev tore some ligaments in his ankle but he returned to competition fairly quickly, from the start of 2023. The 26-year-old German, known for his success on the circuit outside the Grand Slams and for his great ambition, is about to qualify for the Mastersa matter that was far from being certain just a few months ago.
Return to the foreground
First in great difficulty when he returned to the circuit at the start of the year, Alexander Zverev gradually regained color. The German began to string together good performances by reaching the semi-final of Roland-Garros notably. Then he gained momentum during the summer, winning theHamburg ATP 500his first title since Masters in 2021. This Tuesday, he will play to offer himself a second title in 2023 at Chengdu to kick off the end of the season in the best possible way. Currently, he is in 7th place in the Race and appears to be the man in shape to earn his place for Turin.
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A certain freshness, an advantage
Even if he has played a lot recently, sometimes opposing what is best (defeat against Djokovic has Cincinnatiagainst Alcaraz at theUS Open), Alexander Zverev arrives with a little more freshness compared to its opponents to compete at the end of the season. The German has already been quite comfortable in Asia having already reached the semi-finals in Shanghai in 2018 and the final in 2019. By offering himself the 21st title of his career this Tuesday, he would be taking a serious option.
At the top in 2024?
While he saw himself forming a new Big 3 in 2022 alongside Novak Djokovic and of Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev could therefore return to peaks in a few months in 2024. At the time of his injury, he was playing at an extraordinary level and he would have had a chance of beating Rafael Nadal on his land. Despite everything, he could finally afford a Grand Slam in 2024, he who was scheduled to become a great champion when he arrived on the circuit.