Interview

Tennis-Profi Alexander Zverev: "Ich werde jeden Tag im Jahr gejagt"

Alexander Zverev gehört zu den Top-Tennisspielern der Welt. Im Interview spricht er über Leistungsdruck, Ivan Lendl und Boris Becker.

Deutschlands Nummer eins Alexander Zverev in Aktion.

Deutschlands Nummer eins Alexander Zverev in Aktion.

Foto: dpa

London. Alexander Zverev (21) startet ab diesem Wochenende zum zweiten Mal bei der ATP-WM in der Londoner O2-Arena, in einer Gruppe mit Novak Djokovic, Marin Cilic und John Isner. Die deutsche Nummer eins behauptete sich 2018 in der absoluten Weltspitze, Zverev ist gegenwärtig die Nummer 5 der ATP-Rangliste. Zverev wird im kommenden Jahr in Deutschland u.a. bei den Gerry Weber Open (15. bis 23. Juni) im westfälischen Halle antreten.

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