David Ferrer and Alexander Zverev separate their paths and the former tennis player from Alicante will cease to be the coach of the German tennis player this season that has just started.
As revealed exclusively by Punto de Break, the Ferrer-Zverev binomial, that began its journey last July, will not continue by decision of the now coach.
“At the end of the year, a decision had to be made, I spoke with Sascha and I told him that I preferred not to continue, that we were not going to continue next season. Not for anything special, I just didn’t think it was time. Absolutely nothing has happened between us, everything is still fine, in fact I am very grateful to him for the opportunity he gave me to travel with him during that stretch of the season. During those months we had a good coexistence, everything was perfect, “says the former tennis player in statements to Punto de Break.
Together with Ferrer, Zverev improved a lot on the track and reached the final of the US Open, won two titles in Cologne and a final at the Masters 1000 in Paris-Bercy among other successes, so it really seemed that this duo had found their way, however, the one from Xativa has decided that the time has come to put a point and end to your bonding.
COVID-19 and the family, arguments
“Yes it is true that the COVID-19 issue throws you back a bitBesides, I am also the director of the Conde de Godó Trophy and that takes me a long time. Of course, my family is above all this, there are many things and I want to focus on them first. We thought the time was right, but finally not & rdquor ;, confirms Ferrer.
Do not close the doors to continue training
“It has been a brutal experience, but right now I understand that I am not the right person to help you. I’m sure that when some time passes I will train someone again, that’s for sure & rdquor ;, David confirmed to the tennis portal.
Zverev’s future coach is anyone’s guess, but he will surely continue to work with his father, who already coached him for a long time.
Zverev, who became the third racket in the world, is currently number seven in the ranking and in total he has won 13 ATP tournaments in his career since turning pro in 2013.