Mischa Zverev was born to play tennis. He was born on August 22, 1987 to a tennis family. His father, who also happens to be his coach, was a former Russian tennis player. Mischa Zverev resides in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Before turning professional, Mischa Zverev achieved quite a success in his junior career, reaching as high as the number 3 ranking. As a junior tennis player, he was able to reach the semifinals of the US Open, the quarterfinals of the Roland Garros and the quarterfinals of the Australian Open all in the year 2004.
Zverev’s debut as a professional tennis player was on October 2006 in Bangkok, Thailand. He reached as far as the quarterfinals, defeating former world number one player Juan Carlos Ferrero and former number 5 Rainer Schuttler. However, Zverev lost to former number one Marat Safin.
In 2007, Zverev played and maintained his ranking at the top 200. He reached another quarterfinal in his professional career in an event held in Rhode Island. Later in the same year, Zverev won a Challenger title held in Istanbul. He then reached another quarterfinal, this time at the Bronx Challenger. He ended the year 2007 at the top 100, specifically at number 99.
In June 2008, Zverev made his first ATP Doubles title win at the Gerry Weber Open. He played together with Mikhail Youzhny. During the 2008 Wimbledon Championships, Zverev reached as far as the third round, defeating players like Alexander Peya and Juan Carlos Ferrero. Unfortunately, Zverev was forced to retire after the third round due to a pain he felt on his left thigh.
Zverev has had steady growth over the years. In 2010, he reached his first ATP final but has struggled to win titles. By 2016, he was able to participate at the Sarasota Open and win an ATP Challenger singles title.
After several years of trying, Zverev finally cracked the Top 30 in 2017 but finished the year at No. 33. In 2018, Zverev pulled out of the first round of the Australian Open while going against Hyeon Chung. He was not doing so well, and as a result, Zverev was fined $45,000 under the new rule for “unprofessional first round performance.” The fine is said to represent almost all of the prize money he could have earned for losing the first round.
Throughout his career so far, Zverev has a record of 114-165 without any career titles. The highest rank he reached was at No. 25, which he achieved on July 2017. Currently, he ranks at No. 55 as of March 2018.