Zverev Hires Lendl Ahead Of The US Open
Alexander Zverev has brought eight-time Grand Slam champion Ivan Lendl on board to help him take his game to the next level. The No. 4 player in the ATP Rankings made the announcement on his Instagram account.
The 58-year-old Lendl brings a wealth of playing and coaching experience. The American spent 270 weeks at No. 1 in the ATP Rankings, third all-time behind Roger Federer and Pete Sampras. He works for USTA Player Development and helped Andy Murray ascend to No. 1 for the first time, win three Grand Slam titles and a pair of Olympic golds.
Zverev has won three ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles and reached a career-high No. 3 in the ATP Rankings. But the 6'6” German has made only one Grand Slam quarter-final (2018 Roland Garros, l. to Thiem).