“Obviously, I will still try to be present at the US Open, even if it will be very, very short.
World No. 2 Alexander Zverev has returned to training for 5 days, but was pessimistic about his participation in the US Open, the last Grand Slam tournament of the year (August 29-September 11 ), during a press briefing in Hamburg on Thursday.
It was on the clay courts of Roland-Garros, in the semi-finals, that Alexander Zverev had been forced to give up, injured his ankle in the middle of a fight which promised to be titanic with Rafael Nadal.
Leaving the court in a wheelchair after a bad support, the German player suffered from a tear in the three external ligaments of his right ankle, which forced him to have surgery.
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Obviously absent at Wimbledon in July, Zverev hoped to be ready for the US Open, but his arrival in New York seems more than uncertain.
If he was able to play again this Sunday without pain, the Olympic champion could be too short to compete in the American Grand Slam with only two and a half weeks left before the start of the deadline.
However, the 25-year-old hopes to return to the courts no later than the Davis Cup group stage in his hometown of Hamburg from September 13-18.
Germany will face France (14th), Belgium (16th) and Australia (18th).
To see Alexander Zverev again trying to win the first Grand Slam title of his career, we will probably have to wait until next season and the Australian Open in January.