Specific goals? Nope! Expectations? No! Alexander Zverev, the epitome of a tempestuous, young hero who would conquer the Tennis world sounds before the first Grand Slam tournament of the year which begins for him on Tuesday with the Match against the Slovenians Bedene, unusually indifferent. This has nothing to do with the ankle injury he suffered on Thursday in a fall in Training. “The ankle is okay so far, the swelling has subsided. On the bone, a blue stain is still to see, and the spot hurts, but I’m pretty relaxed. The injury could not be worse, that I play.“

Peter Hess

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The 21-year-old tennis player from Hamburg and goes with a defensive attitude at the Australian Open in Melbourne at the Start, because he has recently made quite good experiences with this setting. “I’m tired of coming to London, had not previously played for months and months my best Tennis. I just thought: Try to make the Best of it, and see what comes out of it.“ What jumped out was the biggest trophy of his career. The one that will be awarded to the title winner of the ATP finals. Victories over Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic increased the importance of the triumph.

In Melbourne wants to go to Alexander Zverev, with the same feelings, that was the lesson from London: “a Relaxed approach and do not think that the end of the world if I lose.” Zverev is an emotional person and player. That’s not going to change anything. “I don’t think, who can always remain calm, loves the Tennis properly. And I love Tennis very much.“ But with the ripening process, the Consideration, as it can minimize the negative impacts of strong feelings to run high. Bat he was going to throw up and sometimes shatter. “I’m a guy that needs to let out his frustration. Usually I play better after I’ve thrown a racket.“