UPDATE—Alexander Zverev has split with coach Ivan Lendl:
Lendl Resigns as Zverev Coach— Jon Wertheim (@jon_wertheim) July 25, 2019
....Former world # 1 Ivan Lendl, who coached Alexander Zverev to his only major title at the ATP Tour Finals last November, announced today that he will step away from working with Zverev effective immediately.
Not surprising.. Ivan lendl ends coaching Zverev "I have a lot of belief in Sascha who is still very young. I think that one day he may become a great player but currently he has some off court issues that make it difficult to workin a way that is consistent with my philosophy."— Craig Gabriel (@crosscourt1) July 25, 2019
Alexander Zverev questioned Ivan lendl's work ethic. I've been friends with Ivan for 30+ yrs, I'd question his jokes but never his work ethic. “When it comes to work ethic I am quite comfortable that my record speaks for itself” said Lendl who worked with Andy Murray a long time— Craig Gabriel (@crosscourt1) July 25, 2019
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Second-seeded Alexander Zverev pleased his home crowd by beating Federico Delbonis on Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Hamburg European Open.
Zverev rallied from 3-0 down in the second set to defeat the Argentine 6-4, 7-6 (2).
Delbonis had hoped to take it to a third set after breaking to love when Zverev was serving for the match but the German went on to win the tiebreaker.
Zverev is playing at his home ATP 500 tournament for the first time since 2016, when he exited in the first round.
He will next meet Serbia's Filip Krajinovic who hit 12 aces in a 6-7 (6), 7-5, 6-1 win over 2016 champion Martin Klizan.
Third-seeded Fabio Fognini is also through after saving a set point in the opening set and going on to beat Rudolf Molleker 7-5, 6-4.
The Italian will face Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain, who beat seventh-seeded Jan-Lennard Struff 6-1, 7-6 (4).
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