Last year, German star Alexander Zverev faced a whole host of allegations from his former girlfriend Olga Sharypova. Sharypova accused Zverev of committing physical and emotional violence and had strangled on one occasion during their relationship. Back then, the German denied these allegations and has employed the same strategy, when these same questions were asked to him in 2021.
During an interview with Tennisnet, Zverev was asked about the allegations made by Olga Sharypova. And he responded to these questions by saying, “nowadays, with the force of social media, you can assign anything to anyone”. The German then refrained from giving these allegations any more oxygen. “The more I talk, the bigger and longer the story would drag on,” Zverev continued.
Apart from my father, he was the best coach I have ever had: Zverev on his former coach David Ferrer
Before taking the court in 2021, Zverev has made changes to his backroom staff. One of those changes has been parting ways with his coach David Ferrer. The former Spanish star had been in collaboration with Zverev for a very short period of time. During his interview, the German spoke about his relationship with Ferrer.
“I loved David as a coach,” said the US Open finalist.
Zverev then goes on to say, “Apart from my father, he was the best coach I have ever had. Our personality matched very well.” The German also revealed the reason why he and Ferrer separated.
“He wanted to be more with his family. I can understand that, but we left everything open for the future,” Zverev said.
Currently, Zverev is in Australia training for a whole host of ATP tournaments, including the ATP Cup and the first Grand Slam of the year, the Australian Open 2021.