Zverev $$ demands hit Stuttgart

When Alexander Zverev was coming up, his home-country Stuttgart tournament offered him wild cards – twice.

So much for appreciation. According to tournament director Edwin Weindorfer, Zverev hasn’t been back because his financial demands were too rich. Zverev has played Halle the last three years.

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Stuttgart is trying to get Roger Federer again. According to Stuttgarter Zeitung, more than 25 per cent of the tournament’s $8 million budget goes to appearance fees – which pretty much is Federer’s price, and leaves no room for Zverev.

So he’s plan B. But they would look to offer Zverev a three-year deal.

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