Zverev warns: "I'm hungry, I'm not satisfied yet"

The Olympic champion at Tokyo 2020 returns to competition at the Cincinnati Masters with his sights set on the US Open, where he lost last year to Thiem in the final.


Alexander Zverev will be one of the rackets to watch this week at the Masters 1,000 in Cincinnati. The German, winner of Olympic gold in tennis at the Tokyo 2020 Games, returns to competition as the third seed in the last major tournament before the US Open, where he will seek his first Grand Slam title after losing to Dominic Thiem in the final of the last year

Zverev himself was very excited about what he achieved in the Tokyo Olympic Games in the press conference prior to the tournament but also stressed that he cannot anchor himself in it and is already looking at future goals. "What if I'm on a cloud? Yes, a little. Winning this medal is the greatest thing that can happen in any sport because the Olympic Games are very special, you don't compete only for yourself, you also compete for many people. It is a very special feeling. But I have to play again, so I must forget that feeling and start working and competing again. I am very hungry, I am not satisfied yet. "The German hopes that he will change his streak of results in the last major tournament before the US Open and wants to show his great 2021 season also on the North American tour. "I am happy to be here in Cincinnati and looking forward to turning the tide of how this tournament has been delivered to me. I am eager to compete and show that I am one of the best players. I know I am having a good year and I am happy with it. , but now I have to face a Masters 1,000 and then a Grand Slam, which are two very important and very big tournaments ".

Zverev also celebrated the return of the public to the courts after last year's Cincinnati Masters was played without an audience in New York in the US Open bubble. "It makes me very happy to see people, because I have always said that sports need spectators, spectators transmit emotions to us. It is fantastic to see the fans return. It is great to see how life gradually returns to normal. I think that many people have missed this ".

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