Alexander Zverev announces split with Roger Federer’s management firm and hands over the duties to his family members

Alexander Zverev has parted ways with Roger Federer's management company, TEAM8 and has decided to hand over the duties to his family members.

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Alexander Zverev enjoyed a successful season on the ATP Circuit in 2020. The German reached the semifinals at the Australian Open and ended as the runner-up at the US Open 2020 after he lost the final in five sets to his good friend, Dominic Thiem. Zverev captured the two Cologne titles and also reached the Paris Masters finals.

However, off court, things were not the same for the young German. Zverev was accused of domestic violence by his former girlfriend, Olga Sharypova. Around the same time, another girlfriend of his, Brenda Patea revealed that she was pregnant with Zverev’s child.

David Ferrer had parted ways with Alexander Zverev last week, becoming the third former player after Ivan Lendl and Juan Carlos Ferrero to leave Zverev’s coaching role.

I have decided to go back to the roots: Zverev

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Zverev decides to hand over his coaching and management duties to his family

Recently in an Instagram post, Alexander Zverev announced that he had parted ways with Roger Federer’s management company, TEAM8 and has decided to hand it over to his family. Considering the restrictions due to the covic-19 pandemic, Zverev will be helped on-court by his family members. Mischa Zverev and Sergei Bubka will take over the management duties for the German.

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“I reached my first Grand Slam final without my parents and brother being court-side due to them contracting COVID-19. An almost 2 year-long legal dispute with my former agent finally came to a successful resolution, so I have spent a lot of time thinking about my short and long term strategies going forward. For this reason and because of the ongoing worldwide restrictions, I have decided to go back to the roots and have my family help me with my coaching, as well as Mischa and Sergei Bubka with my management. I want to thank TEAM8 for the great work and tremendous experience, but we both feel that it’s the right decision to have my family take on a bigger role once again,” wrote Zverev.

The German thanked TEAM8 for their partnership, that began in the second half of 2019. He believes that it is a good time for him to hand over the coaching and management duties to his family members.

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