Skip to main content

'His evolution has been incredible!' - Top coach impressed with Alexander Zverev progress

Alexander Zverev follow through

Alexander Zverev has undergone an 'incredible evolution' this year, according to Naomi Osaka's former coach Sascha Baijin. 

Zverev has certainly had a fine year, reaching the Australian Open semi-final and the US Open final in 2020.

Much of his success has come since appointing David Ferrer his new coach, with his technique on his forehand noticeably improving, particularly on faster courts.

And that, according to compatriot Baijin, is merely the tip of the iceberg when in comes to what Zverev is actually capable of producing.

“[His] evolution is incredible," Baijin said of Zverev. "I’m very happy for him too. I’m a fan of his and I like the way he plays.

Scroll to Continue

Read More

"I hope the US Open gave him the confidence he needed.

“He’s very athletic for his size and I think he can do a lot more – especially on hard courts that are getting faster again. That should suit his game even more.”

Away from tennis, Zverev has had a much tougher year. He received criticism after being pictured partying just hours after the coronavirus outbreak on the Adria Tour when he was supposed to be isolating.

He has also been the subject of abuse allegations from a former girlfriend, although he has denied them.

Please follow Tennisbuzz on Twitter and Instagram, and you can like us on Facebook by clicking here.

For more exclusive content from Tennisbuzz, including news, features, trivia, promotions and more, please be sure to sign up for our newsletter below or via our home page.

Why not test your tennis knowledge by tackling one of our fiendish quizzes too?