Alexander Zverev has had an inconsistent 2022 season. While the German star has produced consistent performances in all competitions. Failed to claim a trophy this year as well, which is also true. He made it to the finals in Montpellier in France and Madrid but fell short in both of the matches.
In the spring of this time last year. During his participation in the French Open. Unfortunately, Zverev was injured very badly. In his semifinal match in the final against Rafael Nadal, the German player twisted his ankle and wept in pain. The injury could end Zverev’s prospects for US Open participation. It was a traumatic injury setback, especially at a time when Zverev was at the top of his professional career. Recently, he spoke about the long-term diabetes affliction that he has suffered from.
Alexander Zverev on fighting against his diabetes
The 25-year old opened up about a traumatic incident. An unfortunate incident that happened in his youth. Diabetes was the disease & the cause that it was linked with. He stated, “I was ashamed. In high school, students often mocked me. In CM2 there was a thief who had taken everything I had. Also, including my (blood sugar) measuring device and my glucose meter… Stolen was the status of my insulin meter. In addition to this, I found it lying on the ground, completely damaged.” (Translated via Google Translate)
Alexander Zverev sur son diabète : “J’avais honte. À l’école, on s’est souvent moqué de moi. En CM2, quelqu’un avait volé tout mon matériel, mon lecteur (de glycémie), mon insuline… J’ai fini par le retrouver dehors, par terre, totalement cassé.”https://t.co/0LmOwWSefI
— Quentin Moynet (@QuentinMoynet) August 7, 2022
At the age of four, i.e. a very young age. Zverev was given the diagnosis of being diabetic. Zverev was first diagnosed as having Type 1 diabetes back then. The genetic disease that is often diagnosed during childhood .
The German tennis player launched his Alexander Zverev Foundation last week to help children suffering from type 1 diabetes. The foundation also aims to help people avoid developing type 2 diabetes by leading active and healthy lives. When discussing this, Zverev said, “Our mission is to offer insulin and life-saving medicines. Especially, for children in developing countries as well as those in need.”
When will Zverev be back in action?
This year, the young man, 25, underwent surgery to repair ligaments that had ruptured within his ankle. The process of rehabilitation for these injuries generally requires some time. In the past, Zverev revealed that it was still too early to discuss his comeback.