Mischa Zverev

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Mischa Zverev
Zverev 2009 US Open 02.jpg
Country  Germany
Residence Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Born (1987-08-22) 22 August 1987 (age 27)
Moscow, USSR
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro 2006
Plays Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,945,714
Singles
Career record 57–95
Career titles 0
4 Challengers, 4 Futures
Highest ranking No. 45 (8 June 2009)
Current ranking No. 144 (22 June 2013)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2007)
French Open 1R (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
Wimbledon 3R (2008)
US Open 1R (2008)
Doubles
Career record 38–49
Career titles 2
Highest ranking No. 44 (8 June 2009)
Current ranking No. 163 (22 June 2013)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2008, 2009)
French Open 2R (2009)
Wimbledon 3R (2008)
US Open 2R (2008)
Last updated on: 22 June 2013.

Mikhail "Mischa" Zverev (born 22 August 1987, in Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union) is a German professional tennis player. He achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 45 in June 2009 and reached the quarterfinals of the Rome Masters as a qualifier the same year.

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of former Russian tennis player Alexander Zverev, who is also his coach. He now resides in Monte-Carlo, Monaco and represents Germany internationally. His brother, Alexander also plays on the tour.

Juniors[edit]

Zverev had a very successful junior career, attaining a No. 3 combined world ranking and reaching the semifinals of the US Open (losing to Andy Murray), the quarterfinals of Roland Garros (losing to Alex Kuznetsov) and the Australian Open (losing to Novak Đoković) in 2004.

As a junior he compiled a 123–50 win/loss record in singles (and 79–3 in doubles).

Tournament 2002 2003 2004
Junior Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A 3R QF
French Open 1R 2R QF
Wimbledon A 3R 2R
US Open 1R 2R SF

Professional career[edit]

2006[edit]

In October 2006, he made his first ATP-level quarter-final in Bangkok, Thailand, beating former No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero and former No. 5 Rainer Schüttler before losing to former No. 1 Marat Safin.

2007[edit]

He spent all of 2007 in the top 200. He made his 2nd quarter-final in July 2007, in Rhode Island. In August 2007, he won a Challenger title at İstanbul, and followed that up with a quarter-final run at the Bronx Challenger, which put him into the top-100 for the first time at # 99.

2008[edit]

In the 2008 Australian Open, Zverev nearly knocked off 11th seed Tommy Robredo in the first round. He took the first two sets but went down in 5. In June 2008, Zverev managed to secure his first ATP title by winning the Doubles at the Gerry Weber Open in Halle, Germany together with his partner Mikhail Youzhny.

At the 2008 Wimbledon Championships, Zverev surprisingly reached the 3rd Round after wins versus Alexander Peya and Juan Carlos Ferrero, but was forced to retire in his 3rd Round game versus Stanislas Wawrinka due to pain in his left thigh.

2009[edit]

In May, he reached the quarter-finals of the Rome Masters, losing to World No. 2 Roger Federer 7–6 6–2. He later helped Germany reach the final of the ARAG World Team Cup with team mates Nicolas Kiefer, Rainer Schüttler and Philipp Kohlschreiber. In the 2009 Wimbledon Championships, Zverev beat 25th seed Dmitry Tursunov in straight sets. He faced Philipp Petzschner in the 2nd round and lost in five sets. He was nominated by Davis Cup captain Patrik Kühnen for the quarterfinal against Spain in Marbella. He lost his doubles match with Nicolas Kiefer to Feliciano López and Fernando Verdasco in four sets.

2010[edit]

Zverev gave his comeback at the Brisbane International in January after a right wrist fracture. However, he lost to Australian Wildcard Carsten Ball in straight sets. He made his next appearance at the Medibank International in Sydney where he lost in the first round of Qualifying. At the 2010 Australian Open he lost to Łukasz Kubot from Poland in straight sets.

He regained his form at the European indoor tournaments. In Marseille he reached the semifinal including a win over No. 17 Tommy Robredo. He lost to eventual champion Michaël Llodra. His good form carried on – he could save a match point in his first round match in Delray Beach against Michael Russell before falling to Mardy Fish in two sets. He lost his opening match in Indian Wells. At the 2010 Sony Ericsson Open in Miami Zverev was knocked out in the first round of Qualifying. He could not win a Main Draw match of a tournament in the next seven weeks. In preparation for Wimbledon he accepted a Wildcard for the 2010 Gerry Weber Open where he defetated Florent Serra and Jürgen Melzer before falling to Benjamin Becker 6–7, 0–6. He seemed to be in a good form – however, he was defeated by Andre Begemann in the first round of Qualifying in Wimbledon. Zverev then decided to enter more ATP Challenger Tour events. He reached the quarterfinal of Oberstaufen Challenger. Given a Wildcard in Stuttgart and Hamburg he could not manage to win more than one match.

At the 2010 US Open he was knocked out in the first round of Qualifying again. He then returned to Europe playing a clay court ATP Challenger Tour Event in Genoa. He reached the Quarterfinal where he was defeated by eventual champion Fabio Fognini. Two weeks later he managed to qualify for the Open de Moselle in Metz. Zverev reached his maiden ATP World Tour final after victories over Horacio Zeballos, Nicolas Mahut, Jarkko Nieminen and the retirement of Richard Gasquet in the semifinal. In the final Zverev played Gilles Simon who he lost to 6–3, 6–2. He qualified for the Main Draw of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament in Shanghai. In the Main Draw he lost to Juan Mónaco in round three after beating Sergiy Stakhovsky and Nikolay Davydenko in the first two rounds. At the end of October he again qualified for an ATP tournament – this time at Montpellier. He defeated Robin Haase in the first round before falling to Nikolay Davydenko in the second round. He finished the year at No. 82, a match record of 13–18 and a prize money of $318,805.

2011[edit]

Zverev had a slow start into 2011 losing four matches before capturing his first win of the season in Indian Wells defeating Matthew Ebden. Following a second round exit in Indian Wells he lost another four matches in a row before beating Dudi Sela in Round 1 of the Serbia Open 2011.

ATP career finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0–0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 26 September 2010 Open de Moselle, Metz, France Hard (i) France Gilles Simon 3–6, 2–6

Doubles: 3 (2–1)[edit]

Legend (Doubles)
Grand Slam (0–0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 (1–0)
ATP World Tour 250 (1–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 15 June 2008 ATP Halle, Halle, Germany Grass Russia Mikhail Youzhny Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý
India Leander Paes
4–6, 6–3, [10–3]
Winner 2. 5 October 2008 Japan Open Tennis Championships, Tokyo, Japan Hard Russia Mikhail Youzhny Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý
India Leander Paes
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 11 January 2009 Brisbane International, Brisbane, Australia Hard Spain Fernando Verdasco France Marc Gicquel
France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
4–6, 3–6

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