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Zverev hires ex-opponent Ferrer as coach

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BERLIN (AP) Alexander Zverev has hired David Ferrer as a coach on a trial basis, the seventh-ranked German said Wednesday.

Zverev wrote on Instagram that he "could not be more excited to get to work" after teaming up for a "trial period" with the 2013 French Open finalist as they wait for the tour to resume during the coronavirus pandemic.

Zverev was Ferrer's last opponent on tour. He beat the Spaniard in the second round in Madrid last year in Ferrer's final tournament before retirement.

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