Alexander Zverev was born in Hamburg, Germany in April 1997, the youngest son of two professional tennis players who had played for the Soviet Union, and an elder brother also pro in tennis. His mother and father now coaches, focused on developing their kids at a young age. While his dad coached his brother Mischa, his mother was coaching Alexander around the ages of 5. Also leading to the two Zverev brothers competing in doubles tournaments.
Upon entering the junior circuit at the age of 13 in 2011, it only took Alexander two years to climb the ranks and become number 1. Following his win in the 2014 Jr. Australian Open he started turning his attention to professional tournaments beginning his pro career.
In 2016, Zverev reached his first ATP final at the Open de Nice Côte d’Azur, while finishing runner up then, he won the ATP title only months later at the St. Petersburg Open.
During the end of November 2017, he reached a career high ranking of number 3, becoming the youngest player in top 3 since Novak Djokovic. Same time he made his ATP World Tour Finals debut, while he wasn’t able to advance to the semis that year, he came back stronger the next to clinch the 2018 Nitto ATP Finals title by being the first player to beat the big three at the event, and first German to win at the finals.
Trilingual Zverev (English, German and Russian), spends his free time playing other sports such as Golf and Basketball as well as spending time with his two dogs Lovik and Vasya who have their own Instagram accounts.