Ivan Lendl did not accompany him during the clay court season. Alexander Zverev has won only one title in the 2019 season in Geneva. He later reached the quarterfinals at the French Open, where he fell easily to the world no. 1, Novak Djokovic in straight sets 7-5, 6-2, 6-2.
After a disappointing season, the world no. 5, Alexander Zverev aims to start the grass court season with a positive note in Stuttgart, regaining his momentum before the start of the Wimbledon Championships partnering with the 8-time grand slam champion, Ivan Lendl as his coach who was missing from his team in the past 2 months.
The reporter asked Alexander Zverev in Stuttgart on how Ivan Lendl can help him during grass season?
Sascha laughed and replied that “Lendl can tell him what not to do since he never won Wimbledon.” And that’s how the British media were always confused about Andy Murray hiring Lendl when his goal was to win Wimbledon.
Alexander Zverev told the press before entering the Stuttgart Open. He said, “I hope that I can keep up my good form. I hope to have a good grass-court season, starting here in Stuttgart and then going to Halle.”
The German continued, “I started to practice yesterday. I will do everything I can to be ready. I played a few good tournaments,” he said. “In Geneva and in Paris.”
Ivan Lendl is the former coach of Andy Murray. The two decided to split with mutual agreement in 2017.
“I’m thankful to Ivan for his help and guidance over the years,” Murray said.
He added, “We’ve had great success and learned a lot as a team. My focus now is on getting ready for Australia with the team I have in place and getting back to competing.”
— NDR Sport (@NDRsport) June 10, 2019