Tennis Idol Boris Becker: Alexander Zverev “is our problem child”

Boris Becker worries about Alexander Zverev shortly before the start of the US Open. “He is our problem child,” said the tennis idol in an interview on “eurosport.de” about the best German professional at the moment. “Control over his serve is his great weakness at the moment, and he needs to get a grip on it,” said Becker.

For the three-time Wimbledon winner, this is above all a problem in his head. “He needs to work on getting his mental strength back. Unfortunately, that can only be done through matches and tournaments,” said Becker, who has been advising Zverev for years

Tennis: Boris Becker worries about Alexander Zverev

The 23-year-old Davis Cup player had lost his opening match against the British Andy Murray in the Masters 1000 event, which was moved from Cincinnati to New York

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At the US Open, which starts on Monday at the same venue, without spectators and under strict hygiene conditions, Zverev will meet South African ex-finalist Kevin Anderson – a very unpleasant task for a first-round match. (MP/DPA)