“I’m just a human being and I need a vacation,” Zverev said.
Tennis men’s singles olympic winner Alexander Zverev will miss the sport’s most significant national team event in the Davis Cup next fall.
The 24-year-old Zverev told the German magazine Sport Bild about his decision.
“I’m just human and I need a vacation. We play from January to October and I don’t plan to play in November, ”Zverev told the newspaper, according to news agency AFP.
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Despite his refusal, the new Olympic winner plans to play in future Davis Cups if the tournament, played since 1900, returns to the old way of playing.
“I’m involved as soon as the old format returns with home benefits and weekend games.”
Zverev in his interview, regretted that his family could not be in Tokyo to watch the races due to strict coronavirus rules.
“The reception of the German team at the Olympic Village was a small consolation. I have never experienced such cohesion in such a large group, ”he said.
After the Olympics, Zverev switched from tennis racket to football shoes and participated in a legend tournament hosted by Bayern Munich in early August.
Tennis star said on the club’s website that the visit was planned even before the Olympics. At the same time, he said Bayern is another of his favorite teams.
“Internationally, at a really high level, it has always been FC Bayern. Even my first jersey was a Bayern shirt Oliver Kahn name and number one, ”he said.
Born in Hamburg and a fan of the city, Zverev said he was also a supporter of the local HSV.
“But for me, FC Bayern is the biggest club in the world that I also follow the most.”