Alexander Zverev has diabetes. The tennis star has now made it public. He also set up a foundation.

    Tennis Olympic champion Alexander Zverev has made his longstanding diabetes public. Born in Hamburg, he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of four.

    “As a little boy I didn’t think about it much, later more and more. I want to show that you can make it very far with this disease,” said Zverev on Saturday and at the same time announced the founding of his foundation “Alexander Zverev Foundation – surcharge against diabetes”.

    “Now, many years later and also with the success behind me, I feel comfortable and confident enough to go public with this initiative,” said the native of Hamburg. He wants to be a role model for people who are already ill, but also a support for the children “who can still avoid getting diabetes with an active life and the right prevention”. In addition to providing insulin and other essential medicines, his foundation finances projects for affected children and young people.


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