Terra Wortmann Open To Collaborate With Alexander Zverev Foundation

Alexander Zverev and Ralf Weber (photo: Terra Wortmann Open)

HALLE, WESTPHALIA, May 14, 2024 (Press Release)

Alexander Zverev and the TERRA WORTMANN OPEN: That’s not just a great match on the court, but also off it. Under the motto “Serve against Diabetes,” the Alexander Zverev Foundation, which advocates for children with diabetes, will have a presence at this year’s ATP 500 grass-court event in Halle with a booth to promote donations. Additionally, on Qualifying Sunday (June 16), an inclusive tennis training session for children with and without diabetes will be organized by the foundation in collaboration with Diabetes-Kids. Joining Alexander Zverev will be his brother and manager Mischa Zverev as well as father and coach Alexander Zverev Sr.

For Olympic champion Zverev, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of four, the foundation established in 2022 is a matter of the heart: “I am in a privileged position, and I am very aware that not all children are as fortunate. Therefore, it is important to me to give back and help other affected individuals on their journey.”

Ralf Weber, tournament director of the TERRA WORTMANN OPEN and managing partner of the OWL ARENA, is also excited about the initiative: “Our tournament has a long tradition of charitable activities. That’s why we are happy to support the work of Sascha and his foundation.”

Zverev is particularly pleased that, following events in Madrid, Munich, and Hamburg, a children’s training session organized by the foundation will now also take place at the Halle tournament. “Being on the court with the kids means a lot to me. I can show them that diabetes is not a hindrance to achieving goals and pursuing dreams,” said the German number one. “I would also like to thank Ralf Weber for allowing us to be here with the foundation.”

In terms of tennis, Zverev has committed to one of his “favorite tournaments on the tour.” The 2021 Sportsman of the Year has signed an agreement ensuring his participation in the TERRA WORTMANN OPEN for 2025, 2026, and 2027.

“It was not a question for me to sign this contract. I plan to play in Halle for the rest of my career and eventually win a title here,” said Zverev. He had previously reached the singles final in Halle in 2016 and 2017, as well as the doubles final with his brother Mischa in 2017 and 2018.