"To pick up where he left off": Boris Becker backs Alexander Zverev to complete unfinish business against Rafael Nadal in French Open

Saturday, 25 May 2024 at 10:40
Former world number one Boris Becker has stated that he does not believe Germany’s Alexander Zverev will be looking to take ‘revenge’ when he faces Spain’s legendary tennis star Rafael Nadal in the first-round clash of the French Open. The second Grand Slam of the year will be played from May 26 to June 09 in the capital city of France.
The most notable contest in the round of 128 will be between the former world number Nadal and Germany's Zverev. The two last played against each other at the Roland Garros back in 2022 where the current world number four ended up twisting his ankle, forcing him to retire. The result was a painful one for Zverev who was just one win away from becoming the top-ranked player in the world.
Becker has been recently quoted in a report where he stated that he does not believe Zverev will be looking to take revenge in the upcoming clash as nothing has changed since then. "I think the match is a chance for Sascha [Zverev] to pick up where he left off with his injury in 2022,” he said. “Sure, he's competing against the 14-time Roland Garros champion, but Nadal is no longer the same as he was two years ago. He (Zverev) was stopped on this path in the match against Nadal. I'm not talking about revenge now, because the injury wasn't Nadal's fault. But: Sascha was the number two in the world at the time and looked very good in that match.”

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