German tennis star Alexander Zverev has announced that he and former world No. 3 David Ferrer will be working until at least the end of this season. After completing an initial stage of working with Ferrer, world No. 7 Zverev was satisfied with the work done and he is also happy with the chemistry he is developing with the Spaniard.
"The trial period is over. We are together, a pair. We understand each other incredibly well and are now a team," Zverev said in his announcement, as quoted on tennis MAGAZINE. Zverev, the 2018 Nitto ATP Finals champion, said at the beginning of July he wanted to give a shot to 2013 French Open runner-up Ferrer.
Last year, the German split with famed tennis coach Ivan Lendl and now he is ready to being another member to his coaching staff. Zverev, who made his maiden Grand Slam semifinal at this year's Australian Open, will now work with Ferrer and his dad.
"David and my father are both my head coaches now. My dad doesn't get any younger either. Both are extremely important to the team," Zverev noted.
Borna Coric came to the defense of Zverev
Zverev pledged to self quarantine for 14 days despite testing negative for the coronavirus at the Adria Tour in Zadar but a week later he was spotted partying in Monaco.
Australian Nick Kyrgios wasn't a fan of Zverev's action and he unloaded on the German. "So I wake up and I see more controversial things happening all over the world, but one that stuck out for me was seeing Zverev again man, again, again, how selfish can you be? How selfish can you be?" Kyrgios said in late-June.
"I mean, if you have the audacity to put out a f***ing tweet that you made your management write on your behalf saying you are going to self isolate for 14 days and apologising to f***ing general public for putting their health at risk, at least have the audacity to stay inside for 14 days.
My god. "Have your girlfriend with you for f***ing 14 days. Jesus, man. It pisses me off. This tennis world pisses me off. How selfish can you all get?" Speaking to Jutarnji, Coric said: "Zverev acted badly, but I don't see the need to call out fellow players in that way. I wouldn't do that, but again -- that's Kyrgios."