Adverts

Open Access Articles- Top Results for Alexander Zverev (tennis player, born 1997)

Alexander Zverev (tennis player, born 1997)

</tr></tr>
Alexander Zverev
Zverev in 2014 at BMW Open
Full name Alexander Zverev
Country 23x15px Germany
Residence Wesley Chapel, Florida Hamburg, Germany
Born (1997-04-20) 20 April 1997 (age 18)
Hamburg, Germany
Height Script error: No such module "convert".
Turned pro 2013
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $270,791
Singles
Career record 6–12
Career titles 0
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
Australian Open Q1 (2015)</td></tr>
French Open Q2 (2015)</td></tr>
US Open Q2 (2014)</td></tr>
Doubles
Career record 5–6</td></tr>
Career titles 0</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.[1][2] 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.[3] By winning the 2014 Sparkassen Open in Braunschweig he became one of the youngest players to ever win an ATP Challenger Tour title.[4]

Junior career

Tournament 2013 2014 W-L
Junior Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open 1R W 6–1
French Open F A 5–1
Wimbledon 3R A 2–1
US Open SF A 4–1
Win–Loss 11–4 6–0 17–4

2013

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.

2014

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.[5] 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.[4]

The following week he received a wildcard for the Stuttgart Open, and lost to the eventual runner up Lukas Rosol 6–7, 6–7.

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.

2015

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.[6] 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 life

File:Sascha & Mischa Zverev (9587251422).jpg
Zverev with his brother, Mischa (right), in 2013
Zverev comes from a Russian 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.[7] Zverev's older brother, Mischa, is also a professional tennis player.[8]

During the winter, Zverev lives in Florida with his family. In the summer, he resides in his hometown of Hamburg.[9] In his spare time he enjoys playing golf and basketball. He has described himself as an avid fan of basketball, supporting the Miami Heat.[9][10] Growing up, Roger Federer was his role model.[9]

ATP career finals

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0–1)
Finals by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Titles by Location
Outdoors (0–1)
Indoors (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 3 May 2015 BMW Open, Munich, Germany Clay 23x15px Mischa Zverev 23x15px Alexander Peya
23x15px Bruno Soares
6–4, 1–6, [5–10]

ATP Challengers and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 3 (2 titles)

Legend
ATP Challengers (2–0)
ITF Futures (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-Up 1. 18 November 2012 Bradenton, United States Clay 23x15px Florian Reynet 0–6, 1–6
Winner 1. 5 July 2014 Braunschweig, Germany Clay 23x15px Paul-Henri Mathieu 1–6, 6–1, 6–4
Winner 2. 17 May 2015 Heilbronn, Germany Clay 23x15px Guido Pella 6–1, 7–6(9–7)

References

External links


Awards and achievements
Preceded by
23x15px Filip Peliwo
ITF Junior World Champion
2013
Succeeded by
23x15px Andrey Rublev