Alexander Zverev has been through a couple of tough years for all sorts of reasons. Besides his off-court troubles, the German sensation also had some issues with his coaches. Sascha used to be coached by his father for long before trying to partner with other coaches who had strong experience playing at the very top. This experience was quite unsuccessful after he parted ways on horrible terms with Juan Carlos Ferrero and Ivan Lendl. Sascha also tried David Ferrer as his coach, but the Spaniard preferred not to work together just because of the coronavirus restrictions.
His dad the best coach
During an interesting interview with the Tennismagazin, Zverev explains why he is so happy to work again with his father as his main coach.
Sascha revealed: “Papa is better than Lendl. For me, that’s not a question at all. I think it was an experience for me to see what and how other coaches think about my tennis.
For me, besides my father, Ferrer was the best coach I had in my life. But unfortunately we had to stop last year due to the corona situation. He’s the only one I’d say I’d try again with.
It didn’t work out well with Lendl. It’s not a secret. Personally, we may not have been a good match either. We just saw things differently on the tennis court, during training sessions. I am someone in my sport too, I am a personality. I am not someone who says yes and amen to everything. I also challenge opinions very often, I always ask why do you see it that way and sometimes say, but I see it differently. You can’t join my team and turn my life and career upside down just because you have a different opinion than me ”
Alexander Zverev in 2021
Currently the world no.3 (career-high), Alexander played his last match on the 21st of November when he beat world no.2 Daniil Medvedev 6-4 6-4 in the final in the Nitto ATP Finals to win his 19th career title.
This year Zverev achieved a compiled 59-15 match record. Zverev clinched 5 titles in 2021 in Acapulco, in Madrid, in Tokyo, in Cincinnati and in Vienna.
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