10 questions about Alexander Zverev – Mischa, Russian origins, girlfriend

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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.

Why did Zverev have to comment on his private life with two ex-girlfriends in 2020? 

Zverev found out through the media that his ex-girlfriend, Brenda Patea, was 20-weeks pregnant. At the same time allegations of domestic abuse from another ex-girlfriend, Olga Sharypova, surfaced. The German addressed both in a social media post on Thursday October 29 and again a number of times during the Paris Masters.

What is Alexander Zverev’s nationality?

Alexander Zverev is German, though both his parents are Russian.

“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”, Zverev said, 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 was ranked world No 175 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 was ranked world No 380 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 a career-high ranking of No 25 in 2017. Alexander and Mischa have only met once on the ATP Tour, in Washington in 2018. The younger brother won that day (6-3, 7-5).

Who is Alexander Zverev’s coach?

Zverev is coached by his father, Alexander Mikhailovich Zverev Senior. The German hired David Ferrer to work alongside his father in July, 2020. Zverev has also worked with wormer world No 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero in July 2017, but their collaboration lasted only six months. Zverev then integrated Ivan Lendl into his team in August 2018. The former world No 1 spent just one year with the German.

Alexander Zverev with his father and coach

Who is Alexander Zverev’s girlfriend?

Zverev is currently single. His previous girlfriend is German model Brenda Patea. The pair made their relationship official during the Paris Masters 1000 in November 2019 and Patea is now pregnant with Zverev’s child. 

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.

What is Alexander Zverev’s net worth?

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 more than 23 million dollars in prize money, according to the official ATP website.

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