Alexander Zverev

Height / weight 1.98 m / 90 kg
Born Apr 20, 1997
Nationality Germany Germany
Nickname Sacha

Alexander Zverev is a German tennis player. He turned professional in 2013. As of February 2022, he is ranked No.3 in the ATP World rankings. Zverev is notable for having consistently been in the Top 10 of the singles rankings since mid-2017. As a junior, he was ranked No.1 in the world.

He also has five ATP Masters 1000, making him the only player outside of the Big Three to hold the distinction.

Player Profile

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$ 30 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 juniors 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 on 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 of 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.

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 Statistics:

Singles

Highest Ranking: No. 3 (6 November 2017)Current Ranking: No. 3 (28 February 2022)

Grand Slam Singles Performances

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

Other Tournaments

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

Doubles

Highest Ranking: No. 68 (18 March 2019)Current Ranking: No. 147 (28 February 2022)

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)

Medal Record - Representing Germany

Gold medal – first place - 2020 Tokyo Olympics - Singles

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