London (dpa) – Tennis pro Alexander Zverev has reached an amicable settlement in the dispute with his former manager Patricio Apey and his sports management company Ace, Zverev’s spokesman Mark Stevens said.

“This is an important day for me,” said 23-year-old Zverev in writing, “because I can leave behind an unfair and overwhelming contract that I signed when I was 15 years old.”

According to his lawyers, the tennis professional had already canceled the contract with the London-based company two years ago. However, Apey did not want to accept this and pushed for further commission payments in the coming years.

The trial began on Wednesday in the High Court in London. The opening statements from the lawyers and statements from Zverev, his brother Mischa and his parents were scheduled for Thursday. According to Stevens, Apey has now withdrawn his demands. Further details about the agreement were initially unknown.

Shortly before the US Open 2018, Zverev joined Team 8. The agency was founded by the Swiss number one in the world, Roger Federer, and his manager Tony Godsick.

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