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Zverev fit for Australian Open despite injury scare

IANS  |  Melbourne 

German fourth seed said on Saturday that he was relaxed and fit to play in despite a dramatic fall during training.

In the pre-event press conference, said he had not twisted his ankle in the fall on Friday and only had a between two bones, reports news.

"I am fine, I am going to play with a tape. It's nothing that can get worse. I am actually quite relaxed about it," said Zverev, who faces Slovenia's Aljaz Bedene in the first round.

The youngster, who lost to South Korea's last year, acknowledged that he had never been past the third round in the tournament and said he was not putting too much pressure on himself.

"I just want to enjoy being here. I just want to enjoy playing as much as I can," said Zverev, who could meet Frenchman in the third round.

The 21-year-old said he had learned a lot from Finals in London, where he emerged as a surprise winner.

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First Published: Sat, January 12 2019. 16:52 IST
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