German tennis player Alexander Zverev has confirmed that all is well between him and the German media. Zverev, who won the Madrid Masters last week, was questioned during his press conference in Rome.

He was asked if he had been completely abandoned by the German media. “No (laughs) First of all, what I said there wasn’t very serious.

It’s because you asked me if I wanted to take an Italian passport because there are so many fans (in Italy) that people were interested in me. It was a joke.

And I said: okay, nobody cares about me in Germany. This was not the case. I didn’t think so from the way people took it, “Zverev said.” I know there are a lot of people writing about it now.

If I had known, I wouldn’t have said it. It was something I said without thinking about it. No, I did some interviews. I had a few phone calls with the German press following the match.

Yeah, there was still a lot I think in Germany, a lot of people wrote about it. It was on TV. Yeah, it’s not like there’s nothing (published about it).

It was more because you asked me the question, then after that it was like a humorous thing. Of course, the press doesn’t take it that way. I forget how it works sometimes, ”Zverev explained.

Zverev, seeded No. 6, had a bye for the first round at the Rome Masters. In his opener at the tournament, Zverev demolished Hugo Dellien by 6-2, 6-2.

“Usually when I find my form I don’t have a problem maintaining it. If you look a little bit into the past, I mean, when I won Madrid in 2018, I played the finals here.

It does not mean that I will participate in the finals again. I hope to keep that momentum going anyway, “said Zverev.” It’s obviously a completely different event, completely different conditions.

I need to get used to the weather. Yeah, I hope to keep playing the same way. We’ll see how it goes then. “