Alexander Zverev is a German Professional Tennis Player who has been ranked world number 3 by the Association of Tennis Professionals and has won 15 ATP single and 2 double titles in his career. Despite being a player, he remained on the timeline quite a few times because of his on-court controversies rather than the game.
Alexander is currently in the limelight for having a dream run in the ongoing French Open 2023. He will be competing against Grigor Dimitrov in the fourth round of the Roland Garros Tournament for securing his place in the quarter-final.
Alexander was born in Hamburg, Germany on 20th April 1997 to Russian parents Irina and Alexander Sr but owns German Nationality. Both his parents are former Tennis Players and played for the Soviet Union. He was born into a tennis family as his Brother Mikhail Zverev, also known as Mischa is also a professional tennis player at World Number 25 while his father was a coach.
His parents moved to Germany in 1990 for Irina’s tournament and later both his parents were offered jobs as tennis instructors which led to them settling in the country. Alexander started playing tennis at a very young age and by the age of 5, he regularly practiced the sport. He was sporty and also played Hockey and Football.
Alexander has not shared much about his education but it is known that he took his training in tennis from Saddlebrook Academy in Florida and spent a few years living in the States. He is known to have completed his high school graduation from a local school in German but has not shared the name of his institute.
Alexander Zverev Career
Alexander had a flourishing Junior career as he became the World No 1 Junior Tennis. He started his junior career in 2011 at International Tennis Federation and won his junior title in 2013. He also played as a professional at the 2011 Moselle Cup but lost and in 2012, he made his first final win in the ITF 10k event in Florida.
Later in 2014, he won the boy’s singles title at the Australian Open. He lost a few matches later and also lost against his brother Mischa but soon won the Sparkassen Open and his first professional title becoming the youngest player to do so since 2009. In 2015, he was ranked 83 in the US Open and became the youngest player in the top 100. He was also named the ATP Newcomer of the Year.
Rise to Fame
The next year, he defeated world number 3, Rodger Federer, in the 2016 Halle Open the same year, he won his first ATP final at St Petersburg Open. He later ranked at world no 20 after the Shanghai Masters.
In 2017, he won against Stan Wawrinka in the Miami Open and won two more Masters titles in Rome Masters and Canada Masters. By the 2018 season, he was world rank number 5 and won the Monte Carlo Masters title. The same year he played at the ATP finals and won the finals against Novak Djokovic.
He also played tennis as a team sport and participated in the 2017,2018 and 2019 Laver Cup. He has also been playing at the Davis Cup and Hopman Cup since 2016. In 2019, he won the Geneva Open and reached the quarterfinals of the French Open. The following season he won two consecutive ATP 250 titles and also reached Paris Masters Finals.
In 2020, he won his 15th ATP final at Madrid Open and is currently playing at the Halle Open 2021. He recently won a match against Ugo Humbert and fellow German player Dominik Koepfer. He is set to play the quarterfinal in the French Open today where his opponent would be Carlos Garfia.
Alexander was involved in a lot of media and legal issues due to abuse allegations against him which were made by his ex-girlfriend Olga Sharypova. She had reported that she was emotionally and physically abused by him and he used to hit her.
She also told that he kicked her out of the hotel room in 2019 during the US Open and had also put a pillow on her face trying to hold her down. In his defense, Alexander immediately refused all these allegations.
Alexander Zverev Biography
|Real Name||Alexander “Sascha” Alexandrovich Zverev|
|Birth Date||April 20, 1997|
|Age (as of 2023)||26 Years|
|Birth Place||Hamburg, Germany|
|Profession||Professional Tennis Player|
|Height||in feet inches – 6’ 4” – in Centimeters – 198 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 86 kg – in Pounds – 189 lbs|
|Eye Color||Light Green|
|Father||Alexander Mikhailovich Zverev|
|Brother||One (Mischa Zverev)|
|School||Kurpfalz Gymnasium und Realschule Mannheim|
|Marital Status||In Relationship|
|Who is his girlfriend?||Sophia Thomalla|
Alexander is currently in a relationship with a beautiful model Sophia Thomalla. We can see their love for each other on social media as both have been spotted quite often spending time together. It is known that he has a daughter named Mayla who was recently born in March 2021 to his ex-girlfriend, Brenda Patea, a 27-year-old German Model.
But he seems to have only minimal connection with Brenda and the two only dated for 12 months. He has earlier dated Olga Sharypova who also made abuse allegations against him. Alexander also likes to play other sports like golf and basketball in his leisure time.
Alexander Zverev Net Worth
Zverev has been playing professional tennis since 2011 and has been highly active since then. he has won several ATP finals, and other matches and tournaments. He also reached a high world ranking and earned a lot of wealth in his career. He has majorly sourced his income from his career as a tennis player and also earns through photoshoots, advertisements, and endorsements. His net worth as of 2023 is estimated to be around $30 million.
From the tender age of 5, Alexander Zverev has enjoyed the sponsorship of Head, a prominent brand in the tennis world, for his rackets. His affiliation with Head has been a constant throughout his career, playing a pivotal role in his success on the court. In addition, Zverev proudly represents Richard Mille, a distinguished Swiss watch brand, as their brand ambassador.
This collaboration showcases his appreciation for the exquisite craftsmanship and elegance that Richard Mille watches offer. Beyond his association with Head and Richard Mille, Zverev has expanded his endorsements to include other notable brands.
Peugeot, an esteemed automobile firm, Adidas, a renowned sportswear company, Z Zegna, a prominent fashion brand, and Rolex, the prestigious Swiss watchmaker, all find Zverev’s endorsement valuable. These partnerships not only enhance his public image but also reflect his appeal as a top athlete with a keen sense of style.
- His mother was the fourth highest-ranked player among women during her time.
- Alexander has learned the special technique of Backhand from his mother Irina.
- His best-ever performance at a grand slam event was at the 2017 Wimbledon Cup.
- His parents have taught him to play the sport with aggression and have taught him several techniques from their style of playing the sport.
- Alexander took a picture with Rodger Federer when he was 5 years old and met several other players due to his brother’s connections as a tennis player.
- Rodger Federer is his role model and idol and he is always star-struck when he meets him.
- His ex-girlfriend and mother of his child, Brenda Patea has told him that she would not share the custody of the child with Alexander.
- He is also known to be a fan of the Miami Heat in the NBA.
- Zverev is known to be close friends with fellow Brazilian player Marcelo Melo and the latter often visits to watch Alexander’s matches.
- He is rumored to be suffering from Diabetes but nothing has been confirmed.