Alexander Zverev confirmed that he will join Team8, the management company founded by Roger Federer and his agent Tony Godsick. The agreement was already found after the German Open in Hamburg in July. However, the legal dispute with his former agent Patricio Apey has not been solved yet.
"There is still a lot of headaches around", admitted Zverev. "But now someone else can take care of me and I have more free time for myself." “Personal things that I had outside the court, they were a distraction for me", continued Zverev.
"I mean, as I said in the summer, there are a lot of things that I had to do that I didn't do in the last few years, so obviously those kind of things were a new learning process. I'm still a young guy, still only 22 years old.
There are still a lot of things that I needed to learn. Not only on the tennis court but in life, in general. Those things I think every young person has to go through. The only difference between me and other young people is that I have to play in front of 20,000 people sometimes.
You know, that's a little bit extra on you”. On the upcoming US Open, he concluded: “We'll see how it goes. It's the first time in probably a few years where I'm not a favorite in any way at a Grand Slam, and it takes some pressure off, as well. It's a different mindset for me now. We'll see how it goes, but I'm excited."