“Give Me Something”: Alexander Zverev Reveals How He Feels When Working With His Father

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MUNICH, GERMANY - MAY 04: Alexander Zverev of Germany attends the award hand-over for his father Alexander Zverev as "DTB-Coach of the year 2017" on day 7 of the BMW Open by FWU at MTTC IPHITOS on May 4, 2018 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images for BMW)
MUNICH, GERMANY – MAY 04: Alexander Zverev of Germany attends the award hand-over for his father Alexander Zverev as “DTB-Coach of the year 2017” on day 7 of the BMW Open by FWU at MTTC IPHITOS on May 4, 2018, in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images for BMW)

The role of a father is paramount in the growth and development of a child. However, World No.3 Alexander Zverev recently revealed that he feels more confident and calm when his father travels with him during the ATP Tour.

Without discussion, Alexander Zverev is a prominent player in the men’s tennis world. Most notably, he has won five ATP Masters 1000 titles, and two ATP Finals titles and reached the final at the US Open.

On the other hand, Zverev has parted ways with three coaches(Juan Carlos Ferrero, Ivan Lendl and David Ferrer) due to several reasons in the last half dozen years. In addition to this, he is now working with Spaniard Sergi Bruguera and Alexander Zverev Senior(his father).

“Nobody Knows Me Better On The Court Than He(His Father) Does”, says Alexander Zverev

Anyhow, the 25-year-old from Hamburg is competing at the Rome Masters 2022 in Italy. Therein, Zverev reached the semi-final after overcoming Cristian Garin in straight sets(7-5, 6-2).

In an interview in Rome, Alexander Zverev was asked: you had your father back with you on the court. How important is he to you? What does he give you when you’re playing, maybe even what was missing when he was not there?

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“First of all, I was missing a coach for six months. That’s what was missing. That’s why I took Sergi Bruguera on because we didn’t quite know how long it would take my father to be back”, Zverev replied to a reporter. 

German continued, “I’m very happy about it. I’m very happy for him to be back here. It gives me a certain calmness, and certain confidence as well because he’s been there from the beginning of my career. I think nobody knows me better on the court than he does.”

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“It does give me something that I think no other person can give me: some sort of calmness, some sort of confidence that is just there when he’s around”, he added.

In the semifinal at the Rome Masters 2022, No.2 seed Alexander Zverev will meet rival Stefanos Tsitsipas on the Italian red dirt.

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