Zverev Withdraws From Boss Open Stuttgart

Alexander Zverev in Stuttgart

STUTTGART, June 11, 2024

Alexander Zverev, who finished runner-up to Carlos Alcaraz at Roland Garros last Sunday, has withdrawn from this week’s BOSS Open in Stuttgart. This was announced by organizers of the ATP 250 grass-court event on Tuesday.

“I’ve played a lot of tennis in the past few weeks and reached the final in Paris, where I played five tough sets. I feel that my body is not ready to transition from clay to grass right now,” explained Alexander Zverev regarding his decision.

“For the BOSS OPEN and the tennis fans in Stuttgart, it’s very unfortunate that Alexander Zverev cannot play at the Weissenhof this year. We’ve fought extremely hard over the past two days to ensure that he could enter the tournament on Thursday as planned. Given his intense schedule in recent weeks, with his tournament victory in Rome and his final appearance at the French Open in Paris, where he played three five-set matches, his decision is somewhat understandable. We expect to welcome Alexander Zverev to Stuttgart next year as per our multi-year agreement,” said Tournament Director Edwin Weindorfer.

Alexander Zverev’s spot in the main draw will now be taken by the French veteran Richard Gasquet as a lucky loser.