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Alexander Zverev, two other top-10 players sign up to play Seoul

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World No. 2 Alexander Zverev has signed up to play the Korea Open in Seoul. Zverev, the 2020 US Open runner-up, is set to highlight the inaugural edition of the Korea Open. In Seoul, Zverev will be joined by two other top-10 players – Casper Ruud and Cameron Norrie.

Taylor Fritz, who won the Indian Wells Masters earlier this year, is also set to expected to play in Seoul.

The inaugural edition of the Korea Open is scheduled to take place between September 26 – October 03.

Zverev preparing to return to action

Last week, Zverev pulled out of the US Open. Zverev was hoping to be able to compete at the final Grand Slam of the season, but ended up withdrawing from the tournament as he admitted that playing best-of-five-set matches in his first tournament back probably would not have been a smart decision.

“The recovery is going extremely well,” Zverev confirmed after his US Open withdrawal. “And I am super happy where I am right now. But unfortunately I will not come to New York this year. It was a very tough decision, but the way the recovery is going – and how well everything is going – I just don’t want to take the risk, and play a best-of-five set match as my first match back.

Of course, I will miss it and, of course, I will be watching from far away. Unfortunately I did not have another week or two where I would have been 100% ready but it is how it is. I am looking forward to seeing everybody at the Davis Cup.

And I am looking forward to being back as soon as possible”. Zverev is expected to return to action by representing Germany in the group stage of the Davis Cup Finals, which is scheduled to take place between September 13-18. In Group C, in Hamburg, Germany will take on France, Australia and Belgium.


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