‘I’m a man of my word’ – Alexander Zverev to maintain Davis Cup boycott

Alexander Zverev has reiterated his opposition to the revamped Davis Cup after refusing to play the tournament again this year.

The event was relaunched in 2019, moving from the World Group stage that was held over the course og the year with home and away matches to a week’s long finals in November.

It received a generally good reception but Zverev, along with others, opposed it from the start believing the soul of the competition has been lost.

He refused to represent team Germany, and despite the Davis Cup not taking take place in 2020 due to the COVID crisis, it seems his attitude has not softened at all.

“The format has to be changed and I’m sticking to that,” Alexander Zverev told the press at the Vienna Open.

“I am someone who keeps his word. I want to win the Davis Cup, but I want to win the real Davis Cup.”

Germany, meanwhile, announced their Davis Cup team without their star name.

Jan-Lennard Struff, Dominik Koepfer, and Peter Gojowczyk make up the singles ranks.

Meanwhile, two-time Roland Garros champion Kevin Krawietz and Tim Puetz team up for the doubles.

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