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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Thursday January 7, 2020

Ferrer and Zverev

David Ferrer has elected to end his partnership with Alexander Zverev, effective immediately.

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David Ferrer and Alexander Zverev have parted ways ahead of the 2021 season, according to sources.

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Ferrer, who started working with Zverev from quarantine last season on a trial basis and helped guide the German to his first Grand Slam final at the US Open, says the timing is no longer right for him.

“At the end of the year, a decision had to be made, I spoke with Sascha and told him that I preferred not to continue, that we were not going to continue next season,” Ferrer said, in Punto de Break. “Not for anything special, I just didn't think it was time. Absolutely nothing has happened between us, everything is still fine, in fact I am very grateful to him for the opportunity he gave me to travel with him during that stretch of the season. During those months we had a good coexistence, everything was perfect.”

Zverev also won two titles at Cologne and reached the final in Bercy with Ferrer at the helm. But the German’s personal life fell to tatters when he was hit with a double-whammy last summer. He was hit with domestic abuse allegations from an ex-girlfriend and also learned that another ex-girlfriend was pregnant with his child.

Ferrer did not talk about any of Zverev’s personal issues.

“It is true that the COVID-19 issue puts you back a bit, in addition to the fact that I am also the director of the Conde de Godó Trophy (Barcelona ATP 500) and that takes me a long time. Of course, my family is above all this, there are many things and I want to focus on them first. We believed that the moment was right," he said.


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