Friday, January 8th, 2021
Zverev is suddenly without a trainer
In August, Alexander Zverev and his new coach David Ferrer were still "one team" – now, surprisingly, Germany's best tennis professional is missing a coach, after barely more than six months. The Spanish ex-player confirms the end of the collaboration.
US Open finalist Alexander Zverev and his trainer David Ferrer have apparently ended their collaboration. Spanish media reported this consistently. "At the end of the year a decision had to be made. I have with Sascha (Zverev's nickname, ed.) and I told him that I prefer not to continue, that we won't go into the new season together, "Ferrer told the tennis portal puntadobreak.com.
The respected "Marca" also wrote of a completed separation between the German number one and his Spanish coach. There was no specific reason for this, Ferrer continued. "Absolutely nothing happened between us, everything is fine. I am very grateful to him for giving me the opportunity to go through the season with him. We had these months a good cooperation, everything was perfect, "said the former number three in the world rankings.
Last summer, Zverev, number seven in the ATP ranking, announced after a two-week test phase that he would henceforth be working permanently with Ferrer. "We get along incredibly. We are now a team," he said on August 1st after he had noisily parted ways with his former coach Ivan Lendl the year before.
During the time together with Ferrer, Zverev celebrated his first entry into a Grand Slam final at the US Open as the greatest success to date. It was followed by an up and down. At the subsequent French Open, he failed in the round of 16. This was followed by a double win at the ATP tournaments in Cologne and the finals at the ATP Masters in Paris. At the ATP season finale in London, however, Zverev already failed in the group games.
After separating from Ferrer, Alexander Zverev will probably be trained by his father again for the upcoming tasks. Zverev's first appearance is planned at the ATP Cup in Australia together with Jan-Lennard Struff and the French Open winners Kevin Krawietz / Andreas Mies. The team competition will take place from February 1st to 5th just before the Australian Open. Last year, the German team failed with just one win in the group stage.
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