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Alexander Zverev, the No. 4 seed at the US Open, will face a qualifier in the first round. This is his first tournament with Ivan Lendl on his coaching staff.

Zverev Hires Lendl Ahead Of The US Open

German is looking to reach his first Grand Slam semi-final in New York

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.

“Welcome to the team Ivan Lendl”, Zverev wrote. He also shared photos of his entire team, including Lendl, and of Lendl watching him practise at the US Open, which starts Monday.

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The 21-year-old German is also coached by his father, Alexander Zverev Sr. Alexander Zverev split with former World No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero in February after eight months with the Spaniard.

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).

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