NASTY SPLIT. This is what happened between Alcaraz’s coach and Zverev

Ferrero revealed Zverev's inconsistency, off-court distractions, and disrespectful behavior led to their split after eight months of coaching.

Nasty Split. This Is What Happened Between Alcaraz's Coach And Zverev

Carlos Alcaraz’s coach, Juan Carlos Ferrero, previously had a coaching stint with Alexander Zverev before teaming up with the young Spaniard. Ferrero later revealed details about his split with the German.

Ferrero began coaching Zverev in July 2017, and under his guidance, the then-20-year-old won the Rogers Cup, defeating Roger Federer in the final. However, their partnership ended after eight months on a sour note for both parties.

During a 2020 interview with Spanish media outlet 3iGuales, Ferrero discussed his separation from the two-time Grand Slam finalist, stating that Zverev was too inconsistent to win a Major.

“I trained Zverev for eight months and I noticed that he used to go back and forth a lot in the same match and that’s why I think he couldn’t win a Grand Slam yet. That irregularity leads him to play the fifth set heads or tails,” Ferrero said.

“Earning a lot of money when you are young can get you dizzy. At that time, the player’s environment and their role are key factors,” he added.

The 2003 French Open champion further noted that Alexander Zverev had too many off-court “distractions” that hampered his performance and claimed that the former World No. 2 was “disrespectful” towards his team members.

“They have too many distractions off the court,” Ferrero said. “Phone calls, social networks, friends who suddenly appear… I watch them fooling around on Instagram and not thinking about tennis as it was in our time. Zverev was, for example, three hours on the court, but he could not perform quality training for an hour and a half.”

“There were protests. Stops. Anger. Distractions. At the time, we collided due to his lack of punctuality and lack of respect for the team members,” he added.

Alexander Zverev in 2024

Alexander Zverev

34 - 10win/loss

27 year old
2024 Highlights

Now the world no.4, Alexander played his last match on the 9th of June when he lost to world no.2 Carlos Alcaraz 6-3 2-6 5-7 6-1 6-2 in the final of the French Open (draw).

Presently, during this year Alexander has a composed 34-10 win-loss record. Zverev has won 2 titles in 2024 in Australia and Rome. Alexander was the runner-up at the French Open.

The German conquered 2 titles in 2024 in Australia and Rome. The German was the runner-up at the French Open.

Zverev won 23 titles in his career: 8 on hard courts, 8 on clay courts and 7 on indoor courts. (See the list of his titles)

Zverev is scheduled to compete next in Halle (Terra Wortmann Open). He will start to play the tournament from the main draw that will commence on the 17th of June.

French Open
Zverev's Record

Carlos Alcaraz in 2024

Carlos Alcaraz

25 - 5win/loss

21 year old
2024 Highlights

At the moment ranked no.2, Alcaraz played his last match on the 9th of June when he defeated world no.4 Alexander Zverev 6-3 2-6 5-7 6-1 6-2 in the final of the French Open to win his 15th career title.

At the moment, during this season the Spaniard achieved a 25-5 match record. The Spaniard conquered 2 titles in 2024 in Indian Wells and French Open.

French Open
Alcaraz's Record

Alexander Zverev and Carlos Alcaraz played each other 12 times. Their current head to head is 7-5 for Zverev. Before, the last time they played each other, Carlos Alcaraz won 6-3 2-6 5-7 6-1 6-2 in the final in Paris (French Open) on the 9th of June 2024.

You can see them in action in the following highlights.

Alexander Zverev and Carlos Alcaraz

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