Alexander Zverev

The German tennis player announced the creation of a fund to combat diabetes. The organization will provide patients with insulin and other necessary medicines

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Alexander Zverev

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German tennis player Alexander Zverev, who ranks second in the ATP rankings, has had type 1 diabetes since childhood. About this the athlete himself told Sueddeutsche Zeitung. At the same time, he announced the creation of a fund to combat this disease.

“I always wanted to show that a lot can be achieved with this disease,” Zverev said. – Now I feel quite comfortable and confident, despite the illness. I hope that my example will inspire many to not give up and lead an active lifestyle.”

Zverev also admitted that he tried to hide the disease from other athletes. “Until now, few people knew that I had diabetes. I was always afraid that the opponents would feel stronger if they found out about my illness. But now the situation is such that I no longer worry about it, ”said the tennis player.

Zverev was taken off the court in a wheelchair in the match against Nadal at Roland Garros

Alexander Zverev

The Zverev Foundation will provide diabetic patients with insulin and other necessary medicines. The organization will also conduct various activities for affected children.

Currently, the 25-year-old tennis player is recovering from an injury he received in the Roland Garros semi-final match against Rafael Nadal.

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