This summer, the German Alexander Zverev reached the round of 16 in Halle and Wimbledon (defeated by Ugo Humbert and Félix Auger-Aliassime), won the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics and the trophy of the Masters 1000 in Cincinnati, as well as to have played in the semifinal of the Us Open (stopped by the world number one Novak Djokovic).
Protagonist of the Laver Cup since its creation, Alexander gave an interview on the competition website in which he briefly expressed his opinion on team events: “I won the Masters final but it was the gold medal at the Olympics which gave me more sensations, this success is invaluable because you don't play only for yourself, you play for your country.
It is an incredible feeling. I didn't go out on the pitch just for myself at all. I never gave up, I never lost that spirit. I feel honored to be part of the Laver Cup team again. I have many fond memories of the event and in particular of that last match in Geneva in 2019."
Born in 2017, the Laver Cup has always seen Europe triumph over the Rest of the world. Unfortunately, in 2020 it did not go on stage due to the Coronavirus pandemic, while this year it will be held at the TD Garden in Boston.
Zverev has an overall record of 6 games won and 2 lost in the competition; two years ago his success on Milos Raonic was essential to ensure victory for Team Europe in Switzerland. The German player also triumphed this year in Acapulco and Madrid, defeating respectively Stefanos Tsitsipas and our own Matteo Berrettini.
As for the forty-year-old Roger Federer, the Swiss has made it known that he has undergone yet another surgical operation and that therefore he will return to compete only in 2022. To date he has never lost a Laver Cup singles match.
A few weeks ago he was stopped by Hubert Hurkacz in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon.
NETFLIX announces Untold, Mardy Fish's mental health documentary
In a year that highlighted the mental health problems of the tennis player Naomi Osaka, who was even forced to retire at the Roland Garros after a furious dispute with the media, she tries and will try to do more.
Also for this reason NETFLIX has officially announced the launch of the documentary series Untold, the docuseries divided into five episodes where the story of Mardy Fish is told and how the former American tennis player has overcome his mental health problems.
The docuseries sees the former tennis player as the protagonist but also involves the stories of other athletes from the world of sport who have had difficulties during their career. Characters like Caitlyn Jenner, Christy Martin.
Mardy Fish is an American tennis player who achieved some success starting in the early 2000s. He has won six titles and reached the number 7 ranking in the world as Best Ranking. The silver medal won at the 2004 Athens Olympics probably represents the high point of his career.
However, Fish's career was put at serious risk due to mental salilitis issues and during this series Fish talks about anxiety and panic attacks and in 2012, when the tennis player was still in top condition, he had the first attacks of cardiac arrhythmia with a situation that seemed very serious indeed.
Fish was terrified and his panic attacks mostly occurred before every big match in the various tournaments. Mardy officially announced his retirement in 2015 after a good but painful career. The problem of mental health has taken hold again in the tennis world in recent months thanks to the Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka; her problem and her doubts have again brought to the fore the need to talk and try to solve this problem as athletes tend not to open up on internal emotions and see being hit in every match. NETFLIX will release the first episode of the series on August 10, 2022.