Alexander Zverev: All you need to know about the German tennis player
New Delhi : Alexander Zverev has become the first German tennis player to win ATP finals in last 15 years. He outlasted Roger Federer in semi-finals and then Novak Djokovic in the finals. Here is all you need to know about the 21-year-old tennis player.
Born on April 20, 1997, Alexander Zverev is the youngest player in the ATP top 10. He reached ATP Top 10 for the first time in May 2017 after defeating Novak Djokovic in the finals of Italian Open, winning first Masters 1000 title. The win made him just the 4th different player to beat Djokovic in a Masters 1000 final, after Nadal, Murray, and Federer. He won a second consecutive Masters 1000 title when he defeated Roger Federer at the 2017 Canada Masters, eventually reaching his career-high ranking of World No. 3. He added a third Masters title at the 2018 Mutua Madrid Open.
He is a son of former Russian tennis player Alexander Zverev Sr. and the younger brother of tennis player Mischa Zverev.
Zverev is an all-court player, possessing skills of both an aggressive baseliner and a serve-and-volleyer, with a strong serve and an excellent two-handed backhand. His second serve is particularly notable and can be clocked at over 130 mph (209 km). His main drawbacks are volleys and netplay.
Zverev also possesses a good forehand, particularly cross-court. His forehand down the line is generally slower and less consistent.