German tennis star Alexander Zverev once again admitted that he was extremely disappointed with how his Munich campaign went as he is hoping to do well in Madrid and forget a disappointing Munich campaign.
Last week, Zverev came to Munich hoping to deliver a strong week of tennis and win his first title of the year.
Instead, Zverev ended up suffering a brutal loss to Holger Rune in his opener.
Zverev, who was seeded at No. 1 and the top favorite to win Munich, stood no chance against Rune as the Dane beat the German 6-3 6-2.
That result was very disappointing for Zverev, Munich fans and the Munich tournament organizers.
Zverev hopes to bounce back in Madrid
Zverev, seeded at No. 2, has a first round bye in Madrid.
After a first round bye, Zverev plays the winner of the match between Marin Cilic and Albert Ramos-Vinolas.
“I’m extremely disappointed with last week. I put a lot of pressure on myself, a lot of expectations on myself as well, playing in Germany in front of a crowd for the first time in three years," Zverev told Eurosport, as quoted on Tennishead.
"It wasn’t easy but things like this happen, it’s a sport. You can win against anyone on your day and you can lose to anyone when it’s not your day.
“Munich definitely was not a great tournament from my side, but luckily we have a new chance here and a new chance to prove myself.
“The pressure is very different. Especially with the time we had with Covid the crowd was sold out for the next few days when I was playing and a lot of people expected me to be there.
“Unfortunately it didn’t happen but this is sport and you have to make the best of the new chance you have this week.”
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