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Alexander Zverev has added former World No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero to his coaching team.

Ferrero Joins Zverev's Coaching Team

Former World No. 1 excited by coaching opportunity

Former World No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero has joined the coaching team of Alexander Zverev. The 20-year-old Zverev is also coached by his father, Alexander Zverev Sr.

Ferrero has been in the United States with Zverev since the middle of July, consulting during the training sessions of the #NextGenATP star as he prepares for the US Open Series. After two weeks of preparation together on the American hard courts, Ferrero, who reached the US Open final in 2003 (l. to Roddick), will accompany Zverev to the ATP World Tour 500 tournament in Washington, which begins on 31 July.

"Zverev is a different player, he has the manner of a champion," said Ferrero, speaking from his Equelite Academy. The Spaniard held the top spot in the Emirates ATP Rankings for eight weeks between September and October 2003, the same year he won his lone Grand Slam championship at Roland Garros. "It's a challenge I'm keen to take on and do the best job I can."

Zverev currently leads the Emirates ATP Race To Milan and is also in the thick of the race to qualify for the Nitto ATP Finals. Earlier this year, the German became the youngest player since 2008 to break into the Top 10 after winning his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title in Rome, where he defeated Novak Djokovic in the final - one of four victories he has recorded over Top 10 opponents this year. 

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