|Estimated value:||€10 million|
|Country of origin:||Germany|
|Source of Wealth:||tennis pro|
Alexander Zverev is an active German tennis pro. His main residence is in Monaco. He is active in singles and doubles. He plays the latter together with his brother Mischa. His strengths include a very good first serve, a powerful attacking net game and exemplary space coverage.
Alexander Zverev was born on April 20, 1997 in Hamburg. There he grew up with his Russian-born parents and his older brother. Through her he came into contact with tennis. Both his father and mother were former tennis players. His father played in the Davis Cup for the Soviet Union and reached number 175 in the world rankings. His mother made it to 380th place. His brother, who is ten years his senior, is also a tennis pro. When he started playing tournaments, Alexander wanted to emulate his big brother and play tennis matches as well. So that he could fully concentrate on tennis, Alexander left school after the tenth grade with the secondary school leaving certificate.
Like his brother, Alexander Zvererv began his career in the tennis department of the Hamburg club Uhlenhorster HC. There he, like his brother, was trained by his father. He first played in junior tournaments. Here he had his first big success in 2013 when he reached the final of the French Open for juniors. In the same year, the then 16-year-old played his first match on the ATP World Tour in Hamburg. The following year he celebrated winning his first major junior title when he managed to become champion of the Australian Open. He also won his first professional tournament in 2014 at the Sparkassen Open in Braunschweig. The following year he managed for the first time to break into the top hundred in the world tennis rankings and to survive the qualifying round of a Grand Slam tournament (Wimbledon). A year later he was able to move into the final of an ATP tournament at the tennis tournament in Nice for the first time and play his first match for the German Davis Cup team. In 2016 he also won his first ATP tournament in Saint Petersburg. After further successes in 2017, he was able to advance to number 3 in the world rankings, his highest placing to date. In 2018, former world-class Czech player Ivan Lendl took over Alexander Zverev’s training. A year later the cooperation ended and his father became his coach again.
Alexander Zverev has won eleven individual titles at ATP tournaments so far: in 2016 he won the Saint Petersburg tournament. In 2017 he won the tournaments in Montpellier, Munich, Rome, Washington and Montreal. A year later he was able to defend his titles from Munich and Washington and also won the tournaments in Madrid and London. In 2019 he managed to win the tournament in Geneva. There are also seven finals in ATP tournaments. In doubles, he and his brother Mischa have managed to win two tournaments so far: in 2017 in Montpellier (where he also won the singles tournament) and in 2019 in Acapulco. In addition, the two brothers reached the finals of five other tournaments. His greatest successes in Grand Slam tournaments were the two quarter-finals at the French Open in 2018 and 2019.
“I’m a very laid back guy when it’s not about winning at a sport or game. It doesn’t matter whether it’s tennis, Play Station or dice poker: I always want to win. The main message to know: If you want to be friends with me, you’d rather lose to me.”
“Of course I’m happy that I got into the top 20 in the world so quickly. But I also know that I still have a lot of work to do to get where I want to be.” “I still claim to be the best, no question. No one expects more from me than myself” “I’m basically my own harshest and toughest critic. I always try to be honest with myself.”
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Alexander Zverev is obsessed with success, going his own way with the greatest possible determination and an absolute will to win. He is also a person who pursues his sport with great passion. He feels like playing tennis almost every day. Distractions are also very important to him. With them he can better deal with the pressure that is felt strongly in professional tennis. Resting on his laurels is not Alexander Zverev’s thing. He always wants to improve and achieve more success. For him, a healthy lifestyle is also a prerequisite for good performance and the reason why he avoids all consumption of alcohol. Since his family environment is closely related to tennis and his career, intact family relationships are another guarantee for good results on the tennis court for Alexander Zverev.
|Estimated value:||€10 million|