ATP Heartthrob Alexander Zverev Pens Down Moving Note for His Beloved ‘Panda Mom’ Girlfriend as He Celebrates Her Special Day

Published 10/08/2023, 3:38 PM EDT

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Tennis star Alexander Zverev recently posted a hilarious birthday message for his girlfriend Sophia Thomalla, even amid his tight schedule at the Shanghai Masters. Zverev has made it to the latter stages of the ATP Masters event in Shanghai. Before going to China, he defeated Roman Safiullin and lifted the Chengdu Open title.

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Despite having to deal with his busy schedule, Zverev was determined to celebrate Thomalla’s 34th birthday on October 6th, even in Shanghai. He took to social media to wish his girlfriend well on her special day. In classic Zverev fashion, the tribute was both sweet and humorous.

Zverev’s hilarious birthday wish 

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Zverev jokingly called Thomalla a “multitalented physiotherapist” while showing off her credentials. Zverev also praised her for being like a mother to his dogs Lovik and Junior, dubbing her their “panda mom” referring to the four panda plush souvenirs he gifted her after his Chengdu Open title win. Even after losing the game, the former US Open finalist’s love and levity shone through in honoring his longtime girlfriend’s birthday.

In his Instagram post, Zverev wrote, “Happy birthday to the multitalented physio, panda mom and dog sitter 🎂🥳💃🏼 Lack of career options was never a problem but I thought people should know the most important ones 😂😂❤️❤️,” leaving fans in awe yet smiling wide.

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Zverev has a reputation for posting funny and heartfelt social media tributes to those close to him. Despite his shocking early loss, he remained committed to celebrating Thomalla’s big day with sincerity and signature humor. Sophia Thomalla reacted to the message with a heart emoji. This heartwarming back and forth between the two only reinforces the strong bond that they share.

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Tennis star Alexander Zverev has been dating the German model and TV host Sophia Thomalla since 2021. The couple frequently expresses their love and support publicly at Zverev’s matches, where Thomalla eagerly cheers him on.

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In a documentary about his life this year, Zverev credited Thomalla for helping him find balance outside tennis. Meanwhile, Thomalla praised Zverev’s qualities as a caring listener and supportive partner. “She gave me the chance to realize that there is much more out there than tennis,” Alexander Zverev said. Sophia, meanwhile, appreciated the tennis star for being one of the best listeners: “I can talk to him about anything and he also has an ear for it,” she expressed.

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With only four spots left for the ATP Finals, Zverev will now turn his attention to the upcoming tournaments – the ATP 500s in Tokyo and Vienna, and Masters 1000 Paris. Currently seventh in the live race, Zverev hopes that continued convincing performances will clinch his Turin place. Throughout his comeback season, girlfriend Sophia Thomalla has remained a steadfast source of love and encouragement. Their public displays of affection and mutual appreciation highlight a supportive tennis power couple.

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Manasvi Dwivedi

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Manasvi Dwivedi is a Tennis Writer at EssentiallySports. She is a seasoned sports journalist with over four years of experience in writing about major tennis tournaments, player profiles, and the global tennis circuit. Manasvi provides in-depth coverage of the latest developments in the tennis world for EssentiallySports' passionate readership.
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