The promising partnership of Alexander Zverev and David Ferrer has come to an unexpected end with the Spaniard choosing to step down from his coaching role.
Zverev has struggled to keep hold of a coach in his young career, but Ferrer appeared to be having a positive impact on the German ace.
He reached the US Open final in September and the Paris Masters final in November, and although he lost both to Dominic Thiem and Daniil Medvedev respectively, his game looked to have kicked on.
However, he will need to come up with an alternative coaching plan for 2021 following Ferrer’s decision to move on.
“At the end of the year, a decision had to be made,” Ferrer said.
“I spoke with Sascha and told him that I prefer not to continue, that we were not going to continue next season.”
“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 those months we had a good co-existence, everything was perfect. Not for any special reason, I just didn’t think it was the right time.”
Before Ferrer, Juan carlos Ferraro and Ivan Lendl both worked with Zverev, although both left due to personality clashes with the 23-year-old.
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