In an interview to Eurosport, the head of German women's tennis Barbara Rittner commented on what's next for Alexander Zverev after splitting with the eight-time Grand Slam winner Ivan Lendl. "Zverev needs someone who is always there and Lendl did not always want to be there.
The most important thing is that Sascha has someone next to him that gives him confidence. Even if at the moment it's his father", said Rittner. On Zverev sometimes being nervous, Rittner added: "Sascha has a very direct style.
But he has his own character. That's what makes him exciting. I like he is trying to look for his path and he will definitely find it. For being 22 years old, he already developed an unbelievably strong character. He knew early what he wanted, he was stubborn and he was doing his things.
I am impressed by it a lot." Does Zverev need an additional coach? "He has a very close relationship with his father, which I consider a calm and pleasant guy. But having a person on the background would be very important for me.
That should have happened more with Lendl. I can only think about one thing: Boris Becker. If I could tell something to Sascha, I would say, Go to Boris. Boris definitely has the know-how to be the perfect consultant."