Hoping to change his fortune in Grand Slams, Alexander Zverev has added tennis great Ivan Lendl to his coaching team, the German star confirmed today.
A winner of eight Slams and 94 total titles, Lendl helped Andy Murray to his first to Slam wins at the 2012 US Open and 2013 Wimbledon, and got him to No. 1 in the rankings. They split after a second stint at the end of 2017.
Zverev has won three Masters titles but in Slams has largely underperformed reaching just one quarterfinal, and this summer he suffered consecutive bad losses to Stefanos Tsitsipas in Canada and in Cincinnati to Robin Haase.
In addition to his father, who was once a former player, Zverev was also under the guidance of Juan Carlos Ferrero until they split after the Australian Open. The Spaniard revealed Sascha wasn’t showing up late for practice and needed decipline.
Zverev hasn’t publicly commented on the Lendl hire, but he will likely do so before the end of the weekend as the 21-year-old meets the media in New York.
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