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Alex Zverev Withdraws From ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament | Berdych Wildcard

Alexander Zverev of Germany in action against Jeremy Chardy of France during their men’s second round match of the Australian Open Grand Slam tennis tournament in Melbourne, Australia, 17 January 2019. EPA-EFE/LUKAS COCH



Alexander Zverev will not be present during the 46th ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament due to an ankle injury. The 21-year-old German withdrew today.


Moreover, it was announced today that Tomas Berdych was assigned a wildcard. The ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament takes place from 9 to 17 February in Rotterdam Ahoy.


Tournament Director Richard Krajicek: “Alexander Zverev had problems with his ankle in the run-up to the Australian Open and this injury has returned during the Davis Cup. Therefore, he cannot play in Ahoy.


“The 33-year-old Czech Tomas Berdych comes to Rotterdam for the 12th time. In 2014 he won the title, by winning the final from Marin Cilic. A year later he reached the final again, but then he lost from Stan Wawrinka. In 2008 he also won the double title with Dmitry Tursunov.


Tournament Director Richard Krajicek: “Tomas Berdych has been out for some time due to back problems, but on his return he proved his class immediately. In Doha he reached the final and in Australia he also easily reached the fourth round. It’s nice to see an old winner back in Rotterdam.”


The spot of Alexander Zverev is taken by Matthew Ebden of Australia.


Editor’s Note ~ Richard Krajicek is without a doubt one if the BEST player turned tourney directors. He has made this event in Holland one of the players’ favorite stops on the ATP World Tour. 
What we love especially about this event ~
• great junior events for kids 
• wheelchair tennis gets promoted 
• the ticket prices are within reason. • But most of all the level of entertainment has so many options depending on your budget. It goes from basic to Ultra posh VIP.

Yes, Richard is a long time friend. Yes, both Big Boss and Geezer attended his wedding. 
But we are reporting this impartially. 

Richard is a brilliant man who has vision. He was always very smart with his time | energy management. He is a true professional. No matter what his profession is.

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