Alexander Zverev revealed that he has a disease and will create a foundation to combat it

“When I was little I didn’t think much about this, then more and more. I want to show that you can go very far with this disease. Currently, with a career in tennis and successes, I feel safe to make it public,” said the German-born in Hamburg 25 years ago.

Zverev, escort in the ATP world ranking of Russian Daniil Medvedev and winner of 19 titles on the circuit, plus the medal at the Tokyo Games, revealed that diabetes was detected when he was just four years old, according to the agency of dpa news.

“I want to be an example for people who suffer from the disease, also a support for children who can still avoid getting diabetes with an active life and proper prevention, I think I am privileged because I always wanted to play tennis, travel the world and I got it,” added Zverev.

Alexander Zverev revealed that he has a disease and will create a foundation to combat it

The German also commented that his foundation will collaborate to provide insulin and other vital medicines to help prevent and control diabetes to affected people.

Zverev is inactive on the circuit as he rehabilitates from a ligament injury he suffered during the Roland Garros semi-final that he lost this year to Spaniard Rafael Nadal, which made him lose the chance to play at Wimbledon and will also be absent from the US Open that will take place in New York from August 29.

Alexander Zverev revealed that he has a disease and will create a foundation to combat it

Source: Telam

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