Problems are increasing for Alexander Zverev. The German player has been involved in a legal dispute with his agent Patricio Apey and now he may split with his coach Ivan Lendl. Zverev's father, Alexander Sr., and Lendl do not get along well with each other.
Alexander, a 59-year-old, believes that too many coaches ruin the player. "One of us is too much", it's his attitude. That's why since the beginning of the year in some tournaments like Wimbledon Alexander was not there.
In the spring, during Barcelona and Munich events, Alexander Sr. was dealing with a health issue, while Lendl missed the entire clay-court season due to an apparent illness. In November after the ATP Finals in London, Alexander Sr.
was asked who is the main coach between him and Lendl: "I have been travelling with Sascha for more than 40 weeks a year, Ivan ten weeks, so you can give an answer." Lendl has not been giving interviews on Zverev since when he became his coach in July last year.
On his win over Zverev, Jiri Vesely said: "Of course, the crowd was very fair. The crowd was supporting both of us. I think they enjoyed the tennis in general, and, yeah, I mean, it's a huge win for me actually on Court 1 where I haven't lost yet. It's a nice stat. I hope this win will get me going, and to get some more results."