Alexander Zverev has no safety concerns for ATP Finals: ‘It’s the last place you’ll feel vulnerable’

Alexander Zverev says he is happy with the safety arrangements for the ATP Finals despite a recent coronavirus spike in the UK. 

The end-of-season showpiece will be played behind closed doors as London wrestles with increasing restrictions to deal with the coronavirus crisis.

Like elsewhere, though, a strict ‘bubble’ environment has been set up for the players, and the German says he has no safety concerns at all ahead of the event.

“We will stay in a hotel next to the stadium, which will be bolted,” Alexander Zverev said.

“I think this will be the last place, where people are vulnerable to the coronavirus disease.”

Zverev won the competition in 2018 and heads to London in good form having won in Cologne last week.

“Although we didn’t have any fans inside the arena, I felt the support from home,” Zverev told reporters in Cologne.

“I had the feeling playing on home soil and I hope that many fans watched the final on TV.

“It is different and more difficult this year, as we played less tournaments than usual. I hope that I can keep it up like this.”

Zverev is one of six players to have already qualified for the ATP finals. The others are Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem, Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Daniil Medvedev.

The remaining two spots are yet to be decided, although Andrey Rublev is well-positioned to make his debut in the competition after a fine season which has brought him four titiles.

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