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German tennis champion Zverev makes a strange request to Guardiola


German tennis star Alexander Zverev has made a special request to Manchester City’s Spanish coach Pep Guardiola after securing qualification to the last 16 of the tournament. Wimbledon Tennis, Saturday.

And the coach attended Manchester City Zverev advanced against Britain’s Cameron Norrie after winning three straight sets (6-4, 6-4, 7-6), from the stands, and he was one of the most prominent figures in attendance, accompanied by members of his family.

The presence of the “philosopher” in the VIP box at the stadium distracted the German star, who admitted that he is a fan of his, saying: “When I saw Pep, I became very nervous during some halves.”

Zverev did not stop there, but directed a request to the Spanish coach in front of the audience, saying: “Bayern Munich needs a coach,” and added: “If you are tired of football, you can coach me on the tennis court whenever you want!” A few minutes later, Guardiola came to greet Zverev as he left the court.

The City coach seemed to be enjoying his time during the match, as he interacted with many of the decisive balls achieved by the German star, before greeting him at the end of the match, especially after the words he addressed to him in front of the attendees.

Zverev gave no hope to his German opponent, as he achieved 15 clean serves and committed only two double faults, and confirmed these strong serves, commenting by saying: “I am happy that it is going this way now. I am tall, and the serve should be a weapon; but it is actually my weak point. So I worked on it for hours.”

Guardiola enjoys holiday before returning to City training

The Spanish coach, nicknamed “The Philosopher”, is enjoying his annual vacation away from football before returning to the stadiums and leading Manchester City’s training sessions in preparation for the new football season. He is also working in parallel with that in coordination with the club’s management to conclude some deals.

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Guardiola succeeded in leading City to win the English Premier League title for the fourth time in a row, while he left the Champions League competition in the quarter-finals against Real Madrid, the title winner, as he aspires to regain the continental title next season, after winning it the season before last at the expense of Inter Milan of Italy.



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