Alexander Zverev is a German professional tennis player who has already made a name for himself on the tennis tour by climbing to third place in the rankings and winning three Masters titles at the age of 21. He is one of the greatest tennis stars and has enough evidence to back up this claim, as you will soon learn in this article.
In addition to his numerous successes on the court, he holds the title of the youngest player in the ATP Top 20. Alexander is also the 4th other player to defeat a member of the Big Four, Novak Djokovic, in a Masters 1000 final.
Alexander Zverev Bio and Age
The offspring of a lion is no less a lion. If you have finished reading this letter, you will definitely agree. Alexander alias Sascha was born in a household that appreciates tennis, but also renowned players in this field. His parents, Alexander senior and Irina (also a tennis coach), both played tennis, and his father competed as a professional for the Soviet Union. Their offspring are now dragging their feet, which shows that a strong personality can influence offspring over generations.
The young player, Alexander alias Sascha, was born on April 20, 1997, in Hamburg, Germany. His older brother, Mischa, is also a prominent figure in the game. Sascha began playing tennis at the age of 5 as soon as his hands could handle a racket, and saw Roger Federer as his role model in the game. He is right-handed (two-handed backhand).
His family moved to Germany in 1991. He was coached by his father, while his physical trainer has been Jez Green since 2013. He trains in Hamburg and Saddlebrook, Florida, and lives mainly in Monte Carlo. Alexander does not limit his interest to tennis but is an avid fan of basketball, which he plays as a hobby. He also has a gift for languages and speaks fluent German, Russian and English.
In the course of his junior career, he participated in a number of championships and also made it to the top list. He reached the final of the French Open Junior 2013, the semi-final of the Junior US Open 2013, and finally won the Junior Australian Open 2014 as a top finalist, where he defeated Stefan Kozlov in the final. He won the ITF (International Tennis Federation) Junior World Champion award in 2013, and Alexander Zverev was the number one junior player among the boys between October 2013 and June 2014.
In 2013 he became a professional.
Alexander Zverev Professional Career
In 2014 he celebrated great successes and won several career titles as well as wildcards: one for the International Bavarian Tennis Championships and another for the Stuttgart Open. He defeated three players from the top 100 and won his first title on the ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) Challenger Tour. With this victory, at 17 years and 2 months, he was the youngest player to win a Challenger tournament since Bernard Tomic won the Maccabi Men’s Challenger in 2009.
Right on the trail of his first Tour title, Alexander won his first game at ATP Tour level at the 2014 International German Open when he defeated Robin Haase. The following year he made further progress in his career and made the leap into the top 100 with the number 85 in the ATP ranking. This was the result of his title win on the ATP Challenger Tour in Heilbronn, Germany.
In 2015, the tennis player also made his first Grand Slam appearance at the 2015 Wimbledon Championships. This achievement qualified him as a top 100 player. For his placement in the top 100 as the youngest player, he won the ATP Star of Tomorrow Award in 2015. However, he has suffered defeats in some matches, but that is normal considering that no success is easy and every game has its winners and losers. Sascha lost to Spanish player Tommy Robredo in the semi-finals of the Swedish Open 2015 and was beaten in the Citi Open 2015 by the third-seeded Marin Cilic in two tight sets.
For the player, each year holds a new title and a series of victories alternately for him, regardless of the losses he may encounter. In 2016, he played in Rotterdam in the ATP 500 category but was unable to reach the final because he lost to French player Gaël Monfils in the quarter-finals. Before the end of the year, he reached his first 500cc final and the second overall final at the French Open after losing the seeded leader, three-time defending champion and 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer in three sets in the semi-finals. Finally, he lost to the resurgent countryman Florian Mayer in three sets. In 2016 he would win his first ATP title, which he won at the St. Petersburg Open.
In October of the same year, Alexander Zverev entered the ATP Top 20 as the youngest player since Novak Djokovic in 2006.
In 2017 he and his brother won the doubles title in Montpellier and beat Fabrice Martin and Daniel Nestor. He also made it to his first Masters 1000 quarter-final at the Miami Open but lost to Australian Nick Kyrgios in the quarter-finals. One thing about him, however, is that he knows how to keep his excellent form and to stand up again with a stronger will to win after every defeat. After making it to the Masters 1000, he set his first Masters 1000 semi-final in motion, in which John Isner finally outdid Djokovic in the final and won his first Masters title. As he is used to reaching milestones in his youth, Alexander became the youngest player since Djokovic to win a Masters 1000 title in 2007 and the first player to be born in the 1990s. Amazing, isn’t it?
As if the Masters 1000 wasn’t enough, Sascha won his first ATP World Tour 500 event at the Washington Open. One of the highlights of his career in 2017 will be the second consecutive Master’s title, after defeating his childhood idol, the Swiss Roger Federer. He rose to number 4 in the ATP Tour rankings, making it into the top 5 for the first time in his career.
In 2018, the right-hander reached his third ATP World Tour Masters 1000 final at the Miami Masters, was placed second for the first time at the Masters 1000, and was only the fifth active player to win at least three Masters titles. The others were the four members of the Big Four (Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Andy Murray). He was also the seventh player in the Open Era to reach the 5th Masters 1000 final before he turned 22.
Sascha has won a total of 8 career titles and is currently ranked 3rd in the world.
Alexander Zverev’s Brother and Girlfriend
Like the Williams sisters (Venus and Serena) and the Bryan brothers (Bob and Mike), considered the most successful duo of all time, the Zverev brothers are forces to be reckoned with on the tennis court.
Alexander’s older brother, Mischa, is also a professional tennis player. He was born on 22 August 1987 and in 2017 he reached the career rankings as number 33. They have excelled in both singles and doubles. Mischa has also set his own records in the game. In 2017, he beat the world’s number 1, Andy Murray, in four sets before finally losing to Roger Federer in the quarter-finals. He has also reached the quarter-finals of both 2009 Italian Open and the 2016 Shanghai Masters.
Alexander Zverev is not only famous but also has good looks and would be a charmer for admirers and potential lovers. For this reason, he has been associated with a number of beautiful ladies. There are some recordings with him and novels by Lecureux on social media sites that could point to the duo, but neither of them believed the relationship rumors, and that’s what it has remained to this day.
In 2015 he was associated with his tennis colleague Belinda Bencic, a Swiss professional tennis player and former top 10 players. The duo has known each other for a long time and is both ITF Junior World Champions 2013.
Height, Weight & Body Stats
Alexander Zverev the outstanding tennis player is 6′ 6″ (1.98 m) tall and his body is supported by a weight of 198 lbs (90kg). His body statistics include:
- Chest – 41 in or 104 cm
- Arms/Biceps – 14 in or 35½ cm
- Waist – 34 in or 86 cm