The german tennis pros really get into the swing of things in new york. On the first day of the US open, eight germans will be in action this monday. The games of the two top players alexander zverev and angelique kerber in particular are eagerly awaited.
ALEXANDER ZVEREV: although the dress rehearsal failed with the opening defeat to andy murray, the world number seven considers himself well prepared for the tournament. "Of course i had hoped for a few more matches, but i have trained well," said zverev on sunday. However, his first opponent, kevin anderson from south africa, has his work cut out for him. "This is of course already the hardest first round you can get as a seeded player," the 23-year-old said before the match against the 2017 us open finalist (ca. 19.30 a.M. CEST/eurosport).
ANGELIQUE KERBER: the 32-year-old from kiel is the rough wonder of the tournament. For kerber it is the first match since the australian open in january. "So i don’t have any rough expectations," said the german number one before the match against ajla tomljanovic from australia. However, she has been training hard with her old and new coach torben beltz and feels ready, the left-hander said. She has good memories of new york as a whole. 2016 she won at flushing meadows and became number one in the world.
CORONA: shortly before the start of the US open the organizers announced a positive corona case. The name of the player was not mentioned. Alexander zverev rejects speculation that the person concerned may have become infected because he left the so-called bubble. "You have no chance at all of getting out of here". There’s security on every corner," said the german number one. He is indirectly affected by the virus himself. His father is ill with corona and therefore not in new york with him, zverev confirmed on sunday.