Alexander Zverev: Mischa, Russian origins, girlfriend, 10 questions you may ask about the German

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Alexander Zverev is one of the leaders of the ATP 'Next Gen'. Here are the answers to the 10 questions you may ask yourself about him.

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When was Alexander Zverev born?

Alexander Zverev was born on April 20, 1997 in Hamburg, Germany. He lives in Monte-Carlo. He is 6’6″ tall. 

What did he do at the 2020 US Open? 

Zverev reached his first Grand Slam final at the 2020 US Open, but squandered a two sets to love lead and lost to Dominic Thiem in the final. Zverev, who rallied from two sets down to defeat Pablo Carreno Busta in the semifinals, struggled with his second serve all tournament, but was still able to put up his best result at a Grand Slam at the age of 23.

What is Alexander Zverev’s nationality?

Alexander Zverev is a German player. He also has Russian origins through his parents.

“I won’t play for any other country. I was born and raised in Germany, I went to school there and I have German friends. Yes, I have Russian origins and there’s also something Russian about me. The fact that you don’t give up, that you don’t stop fighting, that’s part of being Russian”, told Zverev in an interview for the German newspaper Bild in April 2019.

Who are Alexander Zverev’s parents?

Zverev’s parents are Alexander Mikhailovich Zverev Senior, born on January 22, 1960 in Sochi, and Irina Zvereva, born on April 11, 1967. His father is a former professional tennis player from the Soviet Union who reached the 175th place in the world in 1985. He moved to Germany in 1991 with his wife. Alexander Zverev’s mother, Irina Zvereva, is a former professional tennis player from the Soviet Union. She reached the 380th place in the world in 1993. She has German citizenship.

Does he have brothers and sisters?

Alexander Zverev has an older brother, Mischa, born on August 22, 1987, in Moscow. He has German citizenship. Mischa is a professional tennis player who started his career in 2005 at age 17. He reached the 25th place in the world in 2017, his best ranking. Alexander and Mischa have only met once on the ATP Tour, in Washington in 2018. The youngest brother won that day (6-3, 7-5).

 

Who is Alexander Zverev’s coach?

Zverev’s current coach is his father, Alexander Mikhailovich Zverev Senior. The German player hired former world number one Juan Carlos Ferrero in July 2017, but their collaboration lasted only 6 months. Zverev then integrated Ivan Lendl into his team in August 2018. The former world number one spent just one year with the German.

Alexander Zverev with his father and coach

Who is Alexander Zverev’s girlfriend?

Zverev’s girlfriend is German model Brenda Patea. The pair made their relationship official during the Paris Masters 1000 in November 2019. 

When did he start his pro career?

Zverev began his professional career in 2013 at age 16, after having been world number one in the junior category. The German won his first ATP tour match at home in Hamburg in 2014. He defeated Robin Haase, ranked 51st in the world, before reaching the German tournament semi-finals.

Does Alexander Zverev have Instagram?

Zverev has an Instagram account followed by 1 million people (as of March 2020). The German regularly posts photos of him on ATP tournaments or during his holidays. Zverev also has a Twitter account (@AlexZverev), which he opened in July 2019. He is followed by 55,044 people. His official Facebook page is liked by 20,000 people.

What is his fortune?

According to Forbes, Zverev was the 5th-highest paid male player in 2019 behind Federer, Djokovic, Nishikori and Nadal, with estimated earnings of 11.3 million dollars (prize money + sponsors). During his career, the German player has so far won 21 million dollars in prize money, according to the official ATP website.

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