Ivan Lendl joins Zverev's coaching team

Ruben Hill
August 25, 2018

"Welcome to the team Ivan Lendl", the 21-year-old Zverev posted on Instagram, along with a picture of Lendl and his team.

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.

He had worked with former world No.1 Juan Carlos Ferrero, but split with the Spaniard after a bust up following the Australian Open in January.

A victor 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. "If so this would be great news and I believe an excellent partnership".

The pair separated for the second time in November 2017.

His record at the US Open is poor, having never progressed past the second round.

World No. 4 Zverev, a towering figure at six feet six inches (1.98 metres), has won nine singles titles but has yet to get past the quarterfinals at a Grand Slam.

Lendl won three majors with Murray, including the US Open in 2012, and it will be fascinating to see if his arrival has an instant impact on the German in Flushing Meadows. Here below Alexander's post on Tuesday night confirming the Lendl news.

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