Born: 04.20.1997 | Hamburg, Germany
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
Weight: 190 lbs (86 kg)
Plays: Right-handed, Two-handed backhand
Turned Pro: 2013
Alexander Zverev is a German tennis player who's parents were both professional tennis players who represented the Soviet Union. His older brother Mischa Zverev also competes on the Tour. Born in 1997 Alexander Zverev is a hue promising star that has already reached the world #3 ranking and won 3 Masters 1000 titles. He still has not found major success at Grand Slams but is the youngest player in the ATP Top 20 so he has time to spare.
Zverev has won a total of 8 career titles in the Tour including three Masters 1000 tournaments, the only other active players with more than one are Rafa Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray. His first Masters 1000 title came in 2017 when he beat Novak Djokovic in straight sets at the Italian Open. By doing this he became the first player born in the 90's to win a Masters 1000 title. Later that year he also defeated Roger Federer in the Canadian Open final and clinched his second straight Masters 1000 title. Zverev's third Masters 1000 title came in 2018 at the Madrid Open where he defeated fellow 90's born player, Dominic Thiem.
Zverev has a very agressive playing style and a strong two-handed backhand. He also has a particularly strong second serve that has been clocked as fast as 130 mph (210 km/h). The weakest part of his games are his volleys and consequently his net game. Zverev also has a strong personality that can sometimes get him into trouble. Look out for broken racquets and loud celebrations when he is on the court.
Still looking for Grand Slam success the young star has proven that he has what it takes to become tennis' next sensation. As long as he focuses on his game rather than on all the glamour that comes with being a top tennis star, Zverev is destined for greatness.