Alexander Zverev is a German tennis player. He is a former World No. 2. From 2017 to 2022, he was consistently in the Top 10 of the ATP world rankings until he dropped off following his ankle injury. As a junior, he was ranked No.1 in the world.

In 2020, he won the gold at the Tokyo Olympics for men’s singles tennis.

Height / weight 1.98 m / 90 kg
Born 20 Apr 1997
Nationality Germany Germany
Playing Style Right Handed
Nickname Sacha

Player Profile

Alexander Zverev was born on April 20, 1997, in Hamburg, Germany. He currently resides in Monte Carlo in Monaco. Standing 198 cm tall, his weight was last listed at 90 kilograms. A right-handed player, he has a two-handed backhand.

Since turning pro in 2013, he has earned more than US$ 36.5 million in prize money. He is coached by his father, Alexander Zverev, Sr.. His dad is a former professional tennis player. Zverev’s older brother also plays tennis professionally.

Junior Career

Zverev started his junior career when he was 13. He won his first ITF junior title in 2012. In 2013, he made it to the main draw of the junior event of the French Open, US Open, and the Wimbledon Championship. In 2014, he won the singles event at the Australian Open boy’s event.

Professional Career

Zverev started playing in professional tournaments by the age of 14, including his first, the 2011 Moselle Open. When he was just over 17 years old, he won his first Challenger title. He is the 12th youngest player to have done so.

In 2015, he broke into the Top 100 for the first time after winning against top players like Novak Djokovic and Kevin Anderson. He ended the year in the No.83 spot. He was also named by the ATP as their Newcomer of the Year.

His biggest win in 2016 occurred at the Halle Open when bested Roger Federer. Prior to that, he had nearly won against Rafael Nadal at Indian Wells. In 2017, he ended the year at the No.3 spot after a spectacular year where he became the first player outside of Nadal, Federer, and Djokovic to win multiple Masters 1000 titles.

In 2020, he made it to the finals of the US Open, his first. He faced up against Dominic Thiem, eventually losing to Thiem. Earlier that year, he made it to the semi-finals of the Australian Open.

One of his highlights in 2020 was when he won the gold medal in Germany at the 2020 Summer Olympics. This year he also won the ATP Finals, defeating Djokovic and Medvedev along the way. He finished the year at No.3.

In 2022, he reached the fourth round of the Australian Open before he was defeated by Denis Shapovalov.

Also in 2022, he suffered a career setback when he suffered an ankle injury at the French Open. He has since gradually made a comeback and in 2023, he made it as far as the semifinals in Roland Garros.

Playing Style

Zverev has an aggressive baseline and he is known for his powerful groundstrokes. He is tall and normally that would be a detriment but he uses it to add to his reach.

He has a strong backhand and he has a western grip when he throws a forehand. He enjoys playing on all surfaces.

Career Record


Career Titles: 21

  • Highest Singles Ranking: 2 (June 13, 2022)
  • Current Singles Ranking: 6 (January 15, 2024)

Best Grand Slam Singles Performances

  • Australian Open - SF (2020)
  • French Open - SF (2021, 2022, 2023)
  • Wimbledon - 4R (2017, 2021)
  • US Open - F (2020)

Other Tournaments

  • Tour Finals - W (2018, 2021)
  • Olympic Games - Gold (2020)


Career Titles: 2

  • Highest Doubles Ranking: 68 (March 18, 2019)
  • Current Doubles Ranking: 207 (October 2, 2023)

Best Grand Slam Doubles Performances

  • French Open - 1R (2016)

Other Doubles Tournaments

  • Olympic Games - QF (2020)

Team Competitions

  • Davis Cup - QF (2018)
  • Hopman Cup - F (2018, 2019)

People Ask

Does Alexander Zverev have an Olympic gold medal?

Yes. He won the men’s singles event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, representing Germany.

How many times has Alexander Zverev won the ATP Tour Finals?

Twice. He won the ATP Tour finals in 2018 and again in 2021.

When did Alexander Zverev turn pro?

In 2013. The German player started playing tennis as a professional in 2013. Since he turned pro, he has earned around US$36.5 million in prize money. The 6th most of any other male tennis player.

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