Mischa Zverev

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Mischa Zverev
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Country (sports)  Germany
Residence Monte Carlo, Monaco
Born (1987-08-22) 22 August 1987 (age 29)
Moscow, USSR
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro 2005
Plays Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
Coach(es) Alexander Zverev Sr.
Prize money $ 3,227,633
Singles
Career record 88–138
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 30 (27 February 2017)
Current ranking No. 33 (22 May 2017)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open QF (2017)
French Open 1R (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
Wimbledon 3R (2008)
US Open 2R (2016)
Doubles
Career record 56–69
Career titles 3
Highest ranking No. 44 (8 June 2009)
Current ranking No. 81 (22 May 2017)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2017)
French Open 2R (2009)
Wimbledon 1R (2007, 2009, 2010)
US Open 2R (2008, 2009)
Team competitions
Davis Cup QF (2009)
Last updated on: 22 May 2017.

Mikhail "Mischa" Zverev (born 22 August 1987) is a German professional tennis player of Russian heritage. He achieved a career-high singles ranking of world No. 30 on February 27, 2017.

At the 2017 Australian Open he beat world No. 1 Andy Murray in four sets, before losing in the quarter-finals to eventual champion Roger Federer. As a qualifier, he has also reached the quarter-finals of both the 2009 Italian Open and the 2016 Shanghai Masters.

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of former Russian tennis player Alexander Zverev Sr., who is also his coach. Internationally, he represents Germany and resides in Monte Carlo, Monaco. His younger brother, Alexander Zverev Jr., also plays on the tour.

Juniors[edit]

Zverev had a very successful junior career, attaining a No. 3 combined world ranking and making the semi-finals of the US Open (losing to Andy Murray), as well as the quarter-finals of Roland Garros (losing to Alex Kuznetsov) and the Australian Open (losing to Novak Djokovic) in 2004. In doubles he reached the final of the French Open in the same year.

As a junior, he compiled a 123–50 win/loss record in singles (and 79–33 in doubles).

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: Cracking the top 100[edit]

He spent all of 2007 inside the top 200 and, in July, made a second quarter-final in Rhode Island. He then won a Challenger title in August at a tournament held in Istanbul and followed that up with another quarter-final run at the Bronx Challenger, which saw him crack the top 100 for the first time in his career.

2008: First doubles title[edit]

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

At the 2008 Wimbledon Championships, Zverev surprisingly reached the third round after wins over Alexander Peya and Juan Carlos Ferrero, but was forced to retire in his third round match against Stanislas Wawrinka due to pain in his left thigh.

2009: Italian Open quarter-final[edit]

In May, he reached the quarter-finals of the Italian Open, losing to world No. 2 Roger Federer in straight sets. He later helped Germany reach the final of the ARAG World Team Cup with teammates Nicolas Kiefer, Rainer Schüttler and Philipp Kohlschreiber. At the 2009 Wimbledon Championships, Zverev beat 25th seed Dmitry Tursunov in straight sets. He faced Philipp Petzschner in the second 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: First ATP final[edit]

Zverev began 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 semi-final, defeating world No. 17 Tommy Robredo along the way. He lost to eventual champion Michaël Llodra. His good form carried on – he went on to win after saving 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 would not win a main draw match in a tournament for the next seven weeks. In preparation for Wimbledon he accepted a Wildcard into the 2010 Gerry Weber Open where he defeated Florent Serra and Jürgen Melzer before falling to Benjamin Becker. Again, he seemed to have found some 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 and reached the quarter-final of Oberstaufen Challenger. Despite being granted a Wildcard into both 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 quarter-final 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 semi-final. In the final Zverev played Gilles Simon to whom he lost in two sets. 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, having made $318,805 in prize money in addition to a compiling a match record of 13–18.

2011[edit]

Zverev had a slow start to 2011, losing four matches in a row before capturing his first win of the season in Indian Wells, where he made the second round after defeating Matthew Ebden. He then lost another four matches in a row again, prior to his victory over Dudi Sela in Round 1 of the Serbia Open.

2012–2015[edit]

Zverev played mainly in tournaments either on the ATP Challenger Tour or the ITF Men's Circuit.

2016: Shanghai Masters quarter-final[edit]

In April 2016, Zverev won his first ATP Challenger singles title in over eight years at the Sarasota Open.

At the 2016 Shanghai Masters, the German defeated world number 14 Nick Kyrgios in the second round. He then beat Marcel Granollers before losing to world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in a close match in the quarter-final.

Zverev got to the semi-final at the Swiss Indoors tournament in Basel after beating world No. 3 Stan Wawrinka.

2017: Grand Slam quarter-final[edit]

Zverev started his 2017 season at the Brisbane International with a loss to Rafael Nadal in the second round, winning only two games.[1] However, at the 2017 Australian Open, Zverev was able to reach the quarter-finals after defeating world No. 1 Andy Murray in the fourth round, marking the biggest accomplishment of his career to date. Zverev ultimately ended up losing to the eventual champion and 17th seed, Roger Federer in straight sets, ending his remarkable run.[2]

ATP career finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)[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)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Result 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: 8 (3 titles, 5 runners-up)[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 (2–5)
Titles by surface
Hard (2–3)
Clay (0–2)
Grass (1–0)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 15 June 2008 Gerry Weber Open, Halle,
Germany
Grass Russia Mikhail Youzhny Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý
India Leander Paes
4–6, 6–3, [10–3]
Runner-up 1. 13 July 2008 MercedesCup, Stuttgart,
Germany
Clay Germany Michael Berrer Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber
Germany Christopher Kas
3–6, 4–6
Winner 2. 5 October 2008 Japan Open, Tokyo,
Japan
Hard Russia Mikhail Youzhny Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý
India Leander Paes
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 11 January 2009 Brisbane International, Brisbane, Australia Hard Spain Fernando Verdasco France Marc Gicquel
France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 4 October 2009 PTT Thailand Open, Bangkok, Thailand Hard Spain Guillermo García-López United States Eric Butorac
United States Rajeev Ram
6–76–7(4–7), 3–6
Runner-up 4. 3 May 2015 BMW Open, Munich,
Germany
Clay Germany Alexander Zverev Austria Alexander Peya
Brazil Bruno Soares
6–4, 1–6, [5–10]
Runner-up 5. 7 February 2016 Open Sud de France, Montpellier, France Hard (i) Germany Alexander Zverev Croatia Mate Pavić
New Zealand Michael Venus
5–7, 6–7(4–7)
Winner 3. 12 February 2017 Open Sud de France, Montpellier, France Hard (i) Germany Alexander Zverev France Fabrice Martin
Canada Daniel Nestor
6–4, 6–7(3–7), [10–7]

ATP Challenger Tour titles[edit]

Singles (5)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 9 July 2006 Dublin, Ireland Carpet Denmark Kristian Pless 7–5, 7–6(8–6)
2. 3 June 2007 Karlsruhe, Germany Clay United States Wayne Odesnik 2–6, 6–4, 6–3
3. 12 August 2007 Istanbul, Turkey Hard Slovakia Lukáš Lacko 6–4, 6–4
4. 18 November 2007 Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine Hard (i) Russia Dmitry Tursunov 6–4, 6–4
5. 17 April 2016 Sarasota, United States Clay Austria Gerald Melzer 6–4, 7–6(7–2)

Doubles (6)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 16 July 2006 Oberstaufen, Germany Clay Latvia Ernests Gulbis Romania Teodor-Dacian Crăciun
Romania Gabriel Moraru
6–1, 6–1
2. 5 November 2006 Aachen, Germany Carpet (i) Latvia Ernests Gulbis Poland Tomasz Bednarek
Georgia (country) Irakli Labadze
6–7(5–7), 6–4, [10–8]
3. 3 June 2007 Karlsruhe, Germany Clay United States Alex Kuznetsov Germany Michael Berrer
Portugal Frederico Gil
6–4, 6–7(6–8), [10–4]
4. 10 June 2007 Surbiton, Great Britain Grass United States Alex Kuznetsov United Kingdom James Auckland
Australia Stephen Huss
2–6, 6–3, [10–6]
5. 11 November 2012 Knoxville, United States Hard (i) United States Alex Kuznetsov South Africa Jean Andersen
South Africa Izak van der Merwe
6–4, 6–2
6. 9 February 2013 Dallas, United States Hard (i) United States Alex Kuznetsov United States Tennys Sandgren
United States Rhyne Williams
6–4, 6–7(4–7), [10–5]

Performance timelines[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won tournament; reached (F) final, (SF) semifinal, (QF) quarterfinal; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a (RR) round-robin stage; reached a (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; played in a (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; won a (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; or (NH) tournament not held.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended.

Singles[edit]

Current through 2017 Rome Masters.

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R A Q2 Q2 A Q3 QF 0 / 6 5–6
French Open A A A Q1 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R Q1 Q1 A Q1 0 / 5 0–5
Wimbledon A A A 1R 3R 2R Q1 1R Q1 Q2 A A Q1 0 / 4 3–4
US Open A A Q1 Q1 1R 1R Q1 Q1 Q2 Q2 A A 2R 0 / 3 1–3
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 2–4 1–4 0–2 0–3 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 4–1 0 / 18 9–18
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A Q1 1R 1R 2R Q1 2R Q1 1R Q2 3R 0 / 6 3–6
Miami Open A A A Q1 Q1 1R Q1 1R A Q1 A A Q2 2R 0 / 3 0–3
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A Q1 Q1 Q2 Q1 A A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1
Madrid Open A A A A A Q1 A A A A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1
Italian Open A A A A Q2 QF Q1 A A A A A A 1R 0 / 2 3–2
Canadian Open A A A A A 1R A A A A A A Q2 0 / 1 0–1
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A 1R A A A A A A 1R 0 / 2 0–2
Shanghai Masters Not Held 1R 3R Q2 A Q1 A A QF 0 / 3 5–3
Paris Masters A A A A A A Q1 A A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1
German Open Q1 Q1 Q2 Q1 1R Not Masters Series 0 / 1 0–1
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 3–6 2–2 1–2 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–1 3–3 1–5 0 / 21 11–21
National representation
Davis Cup A A A A A QF A A A A A A A 1R 0 / 2 0–1
Career statistics
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 3–3 6–8 18–22 15–24 13–18 2–18 0–3 4–5 0–0 7–8 12–14 8–15 88–138
Win % 50% 43% 45% 38% 42% 10% 0% 44% 47% 46% 35% 39%
Year-end ranking 621 595 151 88 80 78 82 211 159 176 726 171 51

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A 1R 1R 1R 1R A A A A A 2R 0 / 5 1–5
French Open A A A A 1R 2R A A A A A A A 0 / 2 1–2
Wimbledon A A A 1R A 1R 1R A A A A A A 0 / 3 0–3
US Open A A A A 2R 2R A A A A A A A 0 / 2 2–2
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–3 2–4 0–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 0 / 12 4–12
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A A 1R A A A A A A A 2R 0 / 2 1–2
Miami Open A A A A A A A A A A A A A 2R 0 / 1 1–1
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A A A A A A A A A A 2R 0 / 1 1–1
Italian Open A A A A A A A A A A A A A 2R 0 / 1 1–0
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 4–3 0 / 5 4–4
National representation
Davis Cup A A A A A QF A A A A A A A 1R 0 / 2 0–2
Career statistics
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 2 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 1 1 / 1 3 / 8
Overall Win–Loss 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–5 16–12 18–16 1–6 3–8 0–1 0–1 0–0 3–4 5–4 10–11 56–69
Win % 0% 0% 57% 53% 14% 27% 0% 0% 43% 56% 48% 45%
Year-end ranking 842 696 169 125 66 87 354 302 197 273 1156 344 250

Record against top 10 players[edit]

Zverev's match record against players who have been ranked in the top 10, with those who have been No. 1 in boldface. (as of 24 May 2017)

Top 10 wins[edit]

Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Total
Wins 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score MZ Rank
2008
1. Spain David Ferrer 5 Rotterdam Open, Netherlands Hard (i) 2R 6–2, 7–5 98
2009
2. France Gilles Simon 7 Rome Masters, Italy Clay 3R 6–4, 6–1 76
3. France Gilles Simon 7 Stuttgart MercedesCup, Germany Clay 2R 6–4, 6–2 45
2010
4. Russia Nikolay Davydenko 6 Shanghai Masters, China Hard 2R 6–4, 7–6(7–3) 118
2016
5. Switzerland Stan Wawrinka 3 Basel Swiss Indoors, Switzerland Hard (i) QF 6–2, 5–7, 6–1 72
2017
6. United Kingdom Andy Murray 1 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Hard 4R 7–5, 5–7, 6–2, 6–4 50

Records[edit]

This record was attained in the Open Era.

Time span Record Players matched
2016 10 times qualified for an ATP World Tour main draw in 1 season.[3] Stands alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Another shock rocks the Open as Sir Andy crashes out". The Roar. 23 January 2017. Retrieved 23 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "Mischa Zverev upsets No. 1 Andy Murray at Australian Open". Los Angeles Times. 22 January 2017. Retrieved 22 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "Mischa Zverev: Back From Rock Bottom". ATP. 29 October 2016. 

External links[edit]