Alexander Zverev is currently the world number seven and former world number three ATP tennis player. He was born on April 20, 1997, to parents Irina and Alexander Sr., both of whom were tennis players.
Irina and Alexander Mikhailovich Zverev were professional tennis players from the Soviet Union. Their career ranking raised to World Number 4 and 175 respectively during the 1990s.
Once when they flew down from the Soviet Union to Germany to participate in a tennis tournament, they were offered jobs at the Uhlenhorster Hockey Club in Hamburg. The two ended up settling in Hamburg.
Irina and Alexander raised both their sons, Mischa and Alexander “Sascha” Zverev to follow in their footsteps, into the world of tennis.
Sascha began playing tennis when he was a year and five months old and credits his mother for building a strong foundation over his backhand.
He focused on tennis meticulously after his early round loss at a high-level international junior tournament in Florida. At the age of 20, Alexander Zverev became the youngest player to break into the top-20 rankings after Djokovic.
Alexander Zverev had never won an ATP match before he reached the last four at the International German Open at the age of 17.
In the 2016 Halle Open semi-finals, he defeated Roger Federer and ended his streak of ten consecutive appearances in the final. He won his first ATP title at the 2016 St. Petersburg Open.
In 2018 and 2019, he reached the quarterfinals at the French Open. At the 2019 Laver Cup, Zverev helped Team Europe clinch the title after defeating Milos Raonic of Team World in the decider.
His best Grand Slam performance came at the 2020 US Open where he reached the final, and 2020 Australian Open, reaching the semifinals of the event.
He has won 13 ATP titles to date ahead of the 2021 season.
The 2020 season was one of the most successful seasons on the court for the German star.
He started the season with a semi-final appearance at the Australian Open, before losing to Dominic Thiem in the final-four stage.
Zverev then made a comeback after the worldwide tennis hiatus and reached his first Grand Slam final at the US Open. He held a two-sets lead in the final, but Dominic Thiem proved too experienced in a tense final.
Later, Zverev ended the season well with two ATP titles in Cologne, Germany. He also reached the final of the Paris Masters.
Meanwhile, he was also involved in a few off-court controversies which also affected his year.
Zverev will begin the 2021 season as the world number seven.
In 2017, he rose to the ranking of World Number 3, which is the highest rank he has achieved until now.
Zverev’s estimated net worth is approximately $17 million. He has earned $23,308,531 in career prize-money so far from singles and doubles tennis.
Alexander Zverev’s tennis rackets are sponsored by Head. He has been using its rackets since he was 5-years-old. Zverev is also a brand ambassador for Richard Mille, a luxury Swiss watch brand.
Automobile firm Peugeot, along with Adidas and Z Zegna, are other major brands Sascha endorses.
|Height||6 ft 6 in|
|Marital Status||Not married|
|Address/Residence||Monte Carlo, Monaco|
|Endorsement||Head, Richard Mille, Adidas, Z Zegna, and Peugeot|
|Birthdate||April 20th, 1997|
|No. Of titles won||13|
|Coach||Alexander Zverev Sr.|
|Records/Achievements||2018 ATP Finals champion, Only active player outside of the Big Four to win 3 ATP Masters 1000 titles|