Alexander Zverev: “Vaccines? Everyone decides for himself”

2021 was certainly a great season for German tennis player Alexander Zverev. Several victories, some prominent and the flagship that lies in the victory of Olympic gold at the Tokyo Olympics.

Now Sascha still wants to take the court and this week he will be involved in the ATP 500 tournament in Vienna, a tournament where there will be several leading tennis players and where Zverev will be seeded number two behind Stefanos Tsitsipas.

The German tennis player talked in the press conference starting from the Vienna tournament, expressind on several issues, included the vaccines: “I love to return to this city, I can play here thanks to the cancellation of Basel with which I had a multi-year agreement. I’m happy to be back, I really like Vienna as a city and I hope to be able to go as far as possible in this tournament.”

Zverev’s goals and the vaccine situation

The German tennis player spoke of the victory at the Olympics but not only: “The gold medal? Every time I come home and see it, it fills me with great pride. I think this is a victory that I will never forget in my life. I have worked hard in recent years, that gold medal is not only worth that but many other things. To be honest I think I can now achieve whatever goal I set myself.

I have reached a point in my career where I am happy and I think that nothing is worth more than the Olympics. Now I know I can win anywhere “No Davis Cup?” The format has to change, I keep my word. I didn’t play it two years ago and I won’t do it now, I want to win the Davis Cup but that verse and not a tournament organized by a person outside tennis (Gerard Piqué – ed.).”

Finally Zverev also talked about the Covid issue and vaccines:” All tennis players have the right to decide for themselves, then I learned that in Australia there are strict rules and the unvaccinated cannot play. It does not concern me, I will go to Australia even if I think it must be a private thing if one is vaccinated or not. Everyone decides for himself.”