Alexander Zverev Steps Into Fatherhood With the Birth of His Daughter

Published 03/12/2021, 6:57 AM EST
Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 14, 2021 Germany’s Alexander Zverev celebrates winning his fourth round match against Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic REUTERS/Kelly Defina


Alexander Zverev will now enter a new phase in his life after the birth of his daughter, Mayla. The 23-year-old will step into the world of parenting after his ex-girlfriend, Brenda Patea, gave birth yesterday.

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Brenda announced the news on her Instagram handle. The German model posted a picture of her newborn and couldn’t hide her excitement.

“On 11.03 we were blessed with the arrival of Mayla.” Brenda wrote in the post’s caption.

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Alexander Zverev with his now ex-girlfriend Brenda Patea. (Photo by James D. Morgan/Getty Images)

Brenda and Zverev dated for months before splitting in 2020. In late-2020 Brenda announced her pregnancy and claimed that Zverev was the father. Later, the German player confirmed that he would be stepping into fatherhood and plans to fulfill his duties as the father.

“Even though Brenda and I are no longer together, we have a good relationship and I will live up to my responsibility as a father. Together we will take care of the little person that is about to grow,” Zverev had earlier said.

Alexander Zverev is excited about fatherhood

In a recent interview, Zverev had spoken about the impending fatherhood. Back in January, Zverev was very excited about the baby and said that it was one of the most important things in his life. He had said:

“I think that will be the most important thing in my life. It will be an incredible feeling for me. I’m really looking forward to it. I can hardly wait. I think when you have your first child, you never get that feeling again in your life.”

(Quotes have been translated with Google Translate)

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The World No. 7 is focused on raising the child. Zverev and Brenda have parted ways, but the German player is looking forward to co-parenting the newborn.

Zverev will now have time to see his daughter after his early exit at ATP Rotterdam Open last week.

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Bhavishya Mittal

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Bhavishya Mittal is a tennis author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Manipal University. A former sports editor for The Manipal Journal, Bhavishya has also worked for The New Indian Express. He has a keen eye for many sports but he is a particularly ardent follower of tennis, with a zest to create riveting articles on the ever-evolving sport.

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