Alexander Zverev (tennis player, born 1997)
Zverev in 2014 at BMW Open
|Full name||Alexander Zverev|
|Residence||Wesley Chapel, Florida Hamburg, Germany|
20 April 1997|
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|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
2 ATP Challengers</td></tr>
|Highest ranking||No. 85 (18 May 2015)</td></tr>|
|Current ranking||No. 85 (18 May 2015)</td></tr>|
|Grand Slam Singles results</tr>|
|Australian Open||Q1 (2015)</td></tr>|
|French Open||Q2 (2015)</td></tr>|
|US Open||Q2 (2014)</td></tr>|
|Highest ranking||No. 258 (4 May 2015)</td></tr>|
|Current ranking||No. 259 (11 May 2015)</td></tr>|
Last updated on: 11 May 2015.</td></tr></table>
Alexander Zverev (born 20 April 1997) is a German professional tennis player of Russian descent. Nicknamed "Sascha," the right-hander started playing at the age of five. He is the younger brother of tennis player Mischa Zverev. Between October 2013 and June 2014, Zverev was the no. 1 ranked boys junior player. By winning the 2014 Sparkassen Open in Braunschweig he became one of the youngest players to ever win an ATP Challenger Tour title.
Zverev lost in the first round of the 2013 Australian Open. He reached the final of the 2013 French Open, losing to Christian Garín. After losing in the third round of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships, he reached the semifinals of the 2013 US Open, losing to the eventual champion, Borna Ćorić.
Zverev won the 2014 Australian Open juniors as the top seed, defeating second seed, Stefan Kozlov in the final.
Over the next six months, Zverev competed in 10 Challenger tournaments, only qualifying for five. He also entered five ATP 250 events, but was unable to qualify for any of the main draws (although he did receive a wildcard for the Bavarian International Tennis Championships).
Zverev won his first ATP Challenger Tour title at the Sparkassen Open in Braunschweig defeating three players ranked within the top 100. During this tournament, he achieved his first win against a player ranked within the top 100 when he defeated no. 87 Tobias Kamke in the first round. He defeated the top seed and no. 56 Andrey Golubev in the semifinals, followed by no. 89 Paul-Henri Mathieu in the final. Zverev became the youngest player to win a Challenger tournament since Bernard Tomic won the Maccabi Men's Challenger in 2009.
Zverev won his first ATP tour-level match at the 2014 International German Open when he beat Robin Haase 6–0, 6–2. He faced 5th seed Mikhail Youzhny in the 2nd round and won 7–5, 7–5. This was his first career win over a top 20 player. He defeated 11th seed Santiago Giraldo 6–4, 7–6 in the round of the last 16, and went on to beat Tobias Kamke 0–6, 7–5, 6–3 in the quarterfinals. He then lost 0–6, 1–6 against David Ferrer in the semi-finals.
Zverev reached the semifinals of the Open du Pays d'Aix ATP Challenger tournament in May.
The following week, Zverev won an ATP Challenger Tour title at Heilbronn in Germany. He defeated Guido Pella in the final. En route to his title win in Heilbronn, he defeated the defending champion and no. 90 Jan-Lennard Struff in the semifinals. As a result of this tournament win, Zverev moved into the Top 100 for the first time, rising to a career-high ATP ranking of no. 85.
Personal lifeRussian tennis family. His father, Alexander Zverev, is a former professional tennis player from Russia who competed for the Soviet Union. In 1991, he and his wife moved to Germany. Zverev's older brother, Mischa, is also a professional tennis player.
During the winter, Zverev lives in Florida with his family. In the summer, he resides in his hometown of Hamburg. In his spare time he enjoys playing golf and basketball. He has described himself as an avid fan of basketball, supporting the Miami Heat. Growing up, Roger Federer was his role model.
ATP career finals
Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)
ATP Challengers and ITF Futures finals
Singles: 3 (2 titles)