Alexander Zverev

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Full Name Alexander Zverev
Age 23 Years Old
Nick Name Alexander
Gender Male
Birth Date April 20th, 1997
Birth Place Hamberg

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About Alexander Zverev

A German professional tennis player, Alexander "Sascha" Zverev is professionally known as Alexander Zverev. He broke into the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) top 50 at just the age of 18, and he is the tennis player who won the 2014 Jr. Australian Open. He was the #1 ranked male junior player between October 2013 and June 2014. He is best known for being a very different perspective and a talented player. Many consider him as the future number-1 tennis player in the world. He was the youngest player to debut in the top 20 since Djokovic at the age of 20 years old. He has won against top 10 competition "Roger Federer" at the 2016 Gerry Weber Open and against "Gilles Simon" at the 2016 Open de Nice Cote d'Azur. Recently, he slammed down 18 aces en route to demolishing Alejandro Davidovich, Fokina 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 in the fourth round of the US Open on Sunday. He has been coached by his parents since he was very young.

Famous For

  • Being a German professional tennis player.
  • For being a very different perspective and talented player.

Alexander Zverev, a professional tennis player

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Early Life of Alexander Zverev

Alexander Zverev took birth on 20th April 1997 in Hamburg, Germany. His full name or real name is "Alexander "Sascha" Zverev". He is from German nationality whereas he belongs to German-white ethnicity. Similarly, his star sign is Taurus and race is white. He celebrates his birthday on 20th April of every year and he had celebrated his 23rd birthday as of 2020. His mother Irina Zvereva is also a former professional tennis player, and his father Alexander Mikhailovich Zverev is a former professional tennis player too from Russia. He has an older brother Mischa who was born nearly a decade earlier and is a professional tennis player as well. In addition, his educational background is not known.

Career of Alexander Zverev

  • Alexander Zverev commenced his tennis career in early 2011 at the age of 13 from the International Tennis Federation (ITF) where he won his first ITF title at the Fujairah Junior Championships, a low-level Grade 4 tournament in the United Arab Emirates at the beginning of 2012.
  • Similarly, he won his first Grade 1 title over Andrey Rublev at the Open International Junior de Beaulieu-sur-Mer during the European clay-court season.
  • At the 2013 Junior US Open, he came close to reaching another Grand Slam boys' singles final but was defeated by the eventual champion Borna Coric in the semifinals.
  • In 2005, for becoming the youngest boys' champion since Donald Young, he was named the ITF Junior World Champion.

Professional Career of Alexander Zverev

  • He entered qualifying at three different tournaments, including the 2011 Moselle Open at the age of 14, and won his professional main draw debut against compatriot Christian Lichtenegger at a Futures event in Germany in August 2012.
  • Losing to Maximo Gonzalez at the Meerbusch Challenger in August, he made his ATP Challenger Tour debut.
  • Winning the Braunschweig Challenger for his first professional title in July, he made his first professional breakthrough becoming the youngest player to win a Challenger title since Bernard Tomic in 2009 and the twelfth youngest in history at the age of 17.
  • After that, he entered the International German Open having never won an ATP match where he recorded four match wins at the event, including his first career victory against Robin Haase.
  • He rose from No. 665 to No. 285 after his Challenger title and finished the season ranked No. 136.
  • In the next season, he was able to qualify for his first Master's event at the Miami Open and reached the second round and partnered with his brother Mischa to reach his first career ATP final in doubles at the Bavarian International Tennis Championships during clay court season where the brothers finished runner-up to top-seeded Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares.
  • He defeated Teymuraz Gabashvili in a tight match that lasted until 9-7 in the fifth and final set and made his Grand Slam main draw debut. But he was defeated by Denis Kudla in the next round.
  • He returned to the United States and needed to qualify for the 2015 US Open where he succeeded but lost his opening round match to compatriot Philipp Kohlschreiber in five sets as well as he won just one more main draw match the rest of the season and finished the year ranked No. 83 in the world and was named the ATP Newcomer of the Year as the youngest player in the top 100.
  • Likewise, his first ATP event of the year was the Australian Open, where he had a difficult draw against world No. 2 Andy Murray and bounced back at the Open Sud de France.
  • He upset No. 13 Marin Cilic by defeating him during the singles event, then produced a strong result at the Indian Wells Masters, where he defeated two top 30 players.
  • He was defeated by No. 5 Rafael Nadal in the fourth round.
  • His next breakthrough came during the grass-court season at the Halle Open, where he defeats world No. 3 Roger Federer, and he was also the first teenager to defeat Federer since Murray nearly a decade earlier.

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  • He reached the semifinals of the Washington Open but lost his opening-round matches at both Masters events by Dan Evans during the US open series.
  • After that, he returned to Europe and won his first career ATP title at the St. Petersburg Open by defeating  No. 3 Stan Wawrinka in the final coming back from 0-3 down in the third set.
  • His third-round appearance at the Shanghai Masters then helped him rise to No. 20 in the ATP rankings, making him the youngest player to debut in the top 20 since Novak Djokovic in 2006.
  • His next ATP tournament was the Open Sud de France, where he won both the singles and doubles events and made his first Masters quarterfinal at the Miami Open, upsetting No. 3 Stan Wawrinka in the following month but he was upset by Nick Kyrgios at both Masters events that month.
  • Similarly, he upset Novak Djokovic and entered the top 10 for the first time, but he lost his opening round match at the French Open.
  • He made other singles final and again faced Federer at the Halle Open, but could not defeat him this time during the grass-court season.
  • He defeated Roger Federer in the final to win multiple Masters titles in the same season since David Nalbandian in 2007, then he upset Cilic in the first match at the ATP Finals but lost his final two matches and did not advance and ended the year ranked No. 4, peaking at No. 3 right before the ATP Finals.
  • After that, he was defeated by No. 59 Chung Hyeon at the Australian Open and did not reach his first final of the year until early April at the Miami Masters and continued his Master's success by winning his third career Masters title at the Madrid Open as well as making the final at the Rome Masters.
  • He defeated Dominic Thiem in Madrid and also defended his title at the Bavarian International Tennis Championships.
  • He was qualified for both the Next Generation Finals and the ATP Finals for the second consecutive year at the end of the season, where he upset Federer in straight sets to set up a rematch with Djokovic.
  • Then, he became the youngest tour champion since Djokovic a decade earlier and the first German to win the season-ending championships since Boris Becker in 1995, which was also his first victory over a current world No. 1 player.
  • Likewise, he started his 2019 season defeating Jeremy Chardy at the Australian Open, and next played at the Mexican Open and finished runner-up to Nick Kyrgios, but he did not win over one match at any of his next six events.
  • He won his only title of the year at the Geneva Open, defeating Nicolas Jarry just the week before the French Open.
  • After that match, he upset No. 12 Fabio Fognini and reach his second consecutive quarterfinal at the French Open, where he lost to Novak Djokovic.
  • He then was upset by No. 20 Diego Schwartzman, but his best result of the season came at the Shanghai Masters where he defeated  No. 3 Roger Federer in the quarterfinals before finishing runner-up to No. 4 Daniil Medvedev which helped him qualify for the ATP Finals at the end of the year.
  • He defeated Nadal for the first time in his opening match before losing to Tsitsipas, then he won his match against Medvedev, but he could not defend his title, losing to Dominic Thiem in the semifinals. And he finished the season at No. 7 in the world.
  • He starts off his 2020 season at the inaugural ATP Cup, playing singles matches against Alex De Minaur, Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Denis Shapovalov; losing all three and was seeded seventh at the 2020 Australian Open.
  • He upset Marco Cecchinato in straight sets; after the match, he pledged to donate all his prize money from the tournament to relief efforts for the ongoing bushfires if he won the title, a total of A$4.12 million.
  • Then he defeated Egor Gerasimov, Fernando Verdasco, and 17th seed Andrey Rublev to reach the quarterfinals without dropping a set where he upset 5th seed Stan Wawrinka in four sets to reach his first-ever Grand Slam semifinal, but sadly he lost against fifth seed Dominic Thiem in four sets there.
  • Furthermore, as a piece of fresh news, he slammed down 18 aces en route to demolishing Alejandro Davidovich, Fokina 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 in the fourth round of the US Open on Sunday.
  • He produced 39 winners and dropped just one service game during a ruthless performance.
  • A stunned Zverev went ahead with a previously scheduled press conference minutes after the incident. "It's very unfortunate that you know, he hit the line judge and especially where it hit her," he said. "I don't know what to say. I'm a little bit in shock right now, to be honest." 

Laver Cup

  • In 2017, he took part in the inaugural Laver Cup in Prague, where he accrued four points by winning both of his singles matches for Team Europe as they defeated Team World 15-9.

Davis Cup

  • In 2016, he made his Davis Cup debut for Germany against the Czech Republic, where he faced  No. 7 Tomas Berdych.
  • He recorded his first career match win in the competition against Arthur De Greef in 2017 against Belgium but lost the doubles rubber with his brother as well as his second singles match to Steve Darcis.
  • The format of the Davis Cup was changed to have eighteen countries competing in the finals over a single week in November 2019, where he was participated and won both of his singles matches as Germany won the tie 5-0.

Hopman Cup

  • From 2016 through 2019, he represented Germany at the Hopman Cup for four consecutive years.
  • He entered the competition with Andrea Petkovic in the following year (Hopman CUP XXIX) of 2016.
  • When he paired up with Angelique Kerber, he gained much success in 2018 and 2019.
  • He lost his singles match to Federer in the final against Switzerland, whereas Kerber won his singles match against Belinda Bencic. They returned in 2019 and again reached the final to set up a rematch of the previous year's final with Federer and Bencic. The match went to three sets with the "Fast4" format. Both teams had a match point at 4-4 in the third set tiebreak.

Personal Life of Alexander Zverev

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Reflecting on Alexander Zverev's personal life, he is an unmarried guy. But talking about his dating life, he started dating German model Brenda Patea since November 2019. But the couple had broken up their relationship. Zverev has broken up with his much-publicized significant other. The source for this speculation is the Instagram account of supermodel Brenda Patea. She has unfollowed Zverev on Instagram. Brenda has deleted everything related to him from her account. Zverez still has romantic pictures of the duo on his account that were posted six weeks ago. It has sparked speculation that the duo's whirlwind romance has come to an abrupt end during the coronavirus pandemic. In addition, talking about Alexander's sexual orientation, he is straight.

Net Worth of Alexander Zverev

Alexander Zverev is one of the famous and professional tennis players in Germany. He had earned a considerable amount of money from his career. Moving towards his net worth, it is around $23 million dollars as of 2020. But his net worth isn't amazing if we take into account that he was positioned as the 4th tennis player in the world by the ATP ranking. He had managed to get into ATP's top 30 at the age of 20, making him the youngest player on the top 30 list. Regarding his source of wealth, it is from a tennis career. In addition, he has signed a sponsorship deal with Adidas. He has made US$21,061,920 as his prize money being 24th all-time in earnings. He is earning a cool amount of salary as well from his career. He is living a luxurious lifestyle.

Body Measurement of Alexander Zverev

Alexander Zverev stands at a tall height of 6 ft 6 in or 198 cm whereas his body weight is around 86 kg or 190 lbs. He is a handsome guy with a perfect personality. Similarly, talking about his hair color, it is blonde and his eyes are light green. He has long blonde hair, towering height, and slim build which are his distinctive features. Regarding his body build type its athletic and his body measurement is 41-14-43 inches. Furthermore, he has two trainers, his dad Alexander Zverev Sr. and Jez Green.