Date of Birth – 20 April 1997
Nationality – German
Role – Right-Handed, Two-handed Backhand (all-court player)
Coach – Alexander Zverev Sr.
Current Ranking – No. 4
Highest Ranking – No. 3 (6-November-2017)
Current Ranking – No. 130 (Doubles)
Highest Ranking – No 68 (18 March 2019) (Doubles)
Career Earnings – US$25,826,585
Win/Loss – 289–136
ATP Titles – 17
Grand Slams – 0
Born into a family of tennis, both of Zverev’s parents were professional tennis players of the Soviet Union. Their son, born in Germany, started playing tennis even before he was two.
Zverev continued his promising run throughout his younger days, eventually becoming the youngest player to break into the top-20 rankings at the age of 20. Zverev’s greatest moment though came in 2018, when he ended up winning the 2018 ATP World Tour Finals by defeating Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in the semis and final respectively.
Zverev had a stellar start to the 2021 season by winning the Mexican Open and Masters 1000 titles and became the first German to win a gold medal in singles at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. He continued his good form by beating Andrey Rublev in the Cincinnati Masters taking home his 17th ATP title.
Alexander Zverev’s Style of Play
Alexander Zverev is known to be an aggressive baseliner. With him standing deep, well behind the baseline, Zverev is known for his powerful groundstroke winners. He has a powerful backhand and forehand, with his backhand being one of his greatest strengths.
Zverev’s height gives him the added advantage of having a wider reach and the ability to bring back more balls into play. Despite his height, Zverev is known to hit a sharp backhand slice, a shot that generally requires a low centre of gravity.
Alexander Zverev’s Best Results
Tokyo Olympic Games 2020: Champion – 2021
ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati: Champion – 2021
ATP Masters 1000 Madrid: Champion – 2021
Mexican Open: Champion – 2021
Bett1Hulks Indoor: Champion – 2020
Cologne Championship: Champion – 2020
Geneva Open: Champion – 2019
Acapulco: Champion – 2019 (Doubles)
Nitto ATP Finals: Champion – 2018
Washington Open: Champion – 2018
ATP Masters 1000 Madrid: Champion – 2018
Bavarian Championships: Champion – 2018
ATP Masters 1000 Canada: Champion – 2017
Washington Open: Champion – 2017
ATP Masters 1000 Rome: Champion – 2017
Open Sud de France: Champion – 2017
Montpellier: Champion – 2017 (Doubles)
St. Petersburg Open: Champion – 2016
Alexander Zverev’ SPONSORS
TMGM – Leading CFD trading platform TMGM signed up Alexander Zverev at the start of 2021, ahead of the Australian Open. Apart from promoting the TMGM logo on his kit, training jersey, jacket and on his team member’s kits, Zverev has also donated to a local charity for every ace he hit during the Australian Open.
HEAD – HEAD roped in Zverev on a long-term deal in early 2018. Aside from using HEAD’s racquets, the German also gets sponsorship for his other equipment from HEAD, including an eco-friendly tennis kit bag (Gravity R-Pet bag). The young German, along with HEAD, also looks to use his platform for raise awareness for a sustainable future.
Adidas – Zverev has been sponsored by the German sports apparel company since 2016. The German wears Adidas’ kits on matchdays, including footwear.
Richard Mille – In 2016, Zverev was signed on by luxury Swiss watch brand Richard Mille as its brand ambassador.
Zverev was reportedly referred by Rafael Nadal and even had a 2018 special edition dedicated to him – the RM 67-02 Alexander Zverev Edition.
Peugeot – French car manufacturer Peugeot actively partners with key organisations and players to help drive their various campaigns such as Drive to Tennis and NextGen Lions.
In 2015, the French brand signed up Zverev as one of its brand ambassadors. Zverev has already been a part of Peugeot’s digital Drive to Tennis campaign.
Zegna – The German was roped in as the brand ambassador of Italian fashion brand Zegna in 2018. On being appointed as the ambassador, Zverev was also made the face of the brand’s Z ZENGA range.
Rolex – Zverev joined the elite luxury Swiss watch brand Rolex in 2021. Upon joining the Rolex family as a brand ambassador, Zverev joined the likes of Roger Federer, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Dominic Thiem.
Electronic Arts – American video game company Electronic Arts teamed up with Alexander Zverev, bringing on the German as a brand partner on board, in 2020.
As part of the deal, Zverev was seen with the EA logo on his kit. With EA having two tennis games already out, one might think Zverev might be involved in the promoting the next few ones.
- During the 2020 Australian Open, Zverev donated £100 to the victims of the Australian bushfire for every double fault he served.
- At the start of the 2020 Australian Open, Zverev, along with other tennis players such as Nadal, Djokovic, Federer, Thiem and Tsitsipas, took part in the Rally for Relief with WTA stars to raise almost AU$5 million for the bushfire victims. Zverev also individually donated AU$50,000 towards the bushfire relief.