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|Residence||Monte Carlo, Monaco|
22 August 1987 |
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Plays||Left-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Coach(es)||Alexander Zverev Sr.|
|Prize money||$ 3,278,343|
|Highest ranking||No. 25 (24 July 2017)|
|Current ranking||No. 25 (24 July 2017)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||QF (2017)|
|French Open||1R (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2017)|
|Wimbledon||3R (2008, 2017)|
|US Open||2R (2016)|
|Highest ranking||No. 44 (8 June 2009)|
|Current ranking||No. 68 (26 June 2017)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2017)|
|French Open||2R (2009, 2017)|
|Wimbledon||1R (2007, 2009, 2010, 2017)|
|US Open||2R (2008, 2009)|
|Davis Cup||QF (2009)|
|Last updated on: 30 June 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. 25 on 24 July 2017.
At the 2017 Australian Open he beat world No. 1 Andy Murray in four sets, before losing in the quarterfinals to eventual champion Roger Federer. As a qualifier, he has also reached the quarterfinals of both the 2009 Italian Open and the 2016 Shanghai Masters.
- 1 Personal life
- 2 Juniors
- 3 Professional career
- 4 ATP career finals
- 5 ATP Challenger Tour titles
- 6 Performance timelines
- 7 Record against top-10 players
- 8 Records
- 9 References
- 10 External links
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 "Sascha" Zverev Jr., also plays on the tour.
Zverev had a very successful junior career, attaining a No. 3 combined world ranking and making the semifinals of the US Open (losing to Andy Murray), as well as the quarterfinals 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).
In October 2006, he made his first quarterfinal at ATP level in Bangkok, Thailand, beating former world No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero and former world No. 5 Rainer Schüttler before losing to Marat Safin, also a former world No. 1.
2007: Cracking the top 100
He spent all of 2007 inside the top 200 and, in July, made a second quarterfinal in Rhode Island. He then won a Challenger title in August at a tournament held in Istanbul and followed that up with another quarterfinal run at the Bronx Challenger, which saw him crack the top 100 for the first time in his career.
2008: First doubles title
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 then forced to retire in his third round match against Stan Wawrinka due to pain in his left thigh.
2009: Italian Open quarterfinal
In May, he reached the quarterfinals 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
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 semifinal, 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 at Wimbledon. Zverev then decided to enter more ATP Challenger Tour events and reached the quarterfinals of the 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-finals 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 singles final after victories over Horacio Zeballos, Nicolas Mahut, Jarkko Nieminen and the retirement of Richard Gasquet in the semifinals. 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 the third round after beating Sergiy Stakhovsky and Nikolay Davydenko in the first and second rounds respectively. 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 singles match record of 13–18.
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 the first round at the Serbia Open.
Zverev played mainly in tournaments either on the ATP Challenger Tour or the ITF Men's Circuit during this time.
2016: Shanghai Masters quarterfinal
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 No. 14 Nick Kyrgios in the second round. He then beat Marcel Granollers before losing a close match to world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals.
2017: First Grand Slam quarterfinal, first seeding at a Grand Slam & cracking the top 30
Zverev started his 2017 season at the Brisbane International with a loss to Rafael Nadal in the second round, winning only two games. However, at the 2017 Australian Open, Zverev was able to reach the quarterfinals 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. In Indian Wells he was the 29th seed, marking the first time he has been seeded in a Masters tournament and thus meaning he would get a bye into the second round. In the second round he faced former world No. 28 Joao Sousa and defeated him in straight sets, then faced 8th seed Dominic Thiem against whom he lost to in straight sets. At the 2017 Miami Open he was the 28th seed, again receiving a bye into the second round, but he lost to qualifer Jared Donaldson. He was seeded for the first time at a Grand Slam in Paris as the 32nd seed but lost in the first round to the unseeded Stefano Napolitano. At the 2017 MercedesCup the home crowd saw him reach the semifinals, where he lost a close three setter to Feliciano Lopez. Then at the 2017 Gerry Weber Open he won against Lukas Lacko in straight sets, before losing in two close sets to eight time Halle champion Roger Federer. In Halle doubles action he reached his second final of the year, partnering his younger brother Alexander Jr.. At the 2017 Wimbledon Championships as the 27th seed Zverev got to the third round after beating Bernard Tomic and Mikhail Kukushkin.
ATP career finals
Singles: 2 (2 runner-ups)
|Runner-up||1.||26 September 2010||Open de Moselle, Metz, France||Hard (i)||Gilles Simon||3–6, 2–6|
|Runner-up||2.||27 May 2017||Geneva Open, Geneva, Switzerland||Clay||Stan Wawrinka||6–4, 3–6, 3–6|
Doubles: 9 (3 titles, 6 runners-up)
|Winner||1.||15 June 2008||Gerry Weber Open, Halle, Germany||Grass||Mikhail Youzhny|| Lukáš Dlouhý
|4–6, 6–3, [10–3]|
|Runner-up||1.||13 July 2008||MercedesCup, Stuttgart, Germany||Clay||Michael Berrer|| Philipp Kohlschreiber
|Winner||2.||5 October 2008||Japan Open, Tokyo, Japan||Hard||Mikhail Youzhny|| Lukáš Dlouhý
|Runner-up||2.||11 January 2009||Brisbane International, Brisbane, Australia||Hard||Fernando Verdasco|| Marc Gicquel
|Runner-up||3.||4 October 2009||PTT Thailand Open, Bangkok, Thailand||Hard||Guillermo García-López|| Eric Butorac
|Runner-up||4.||3 May 2015||BMW Open, Munich, Germany||Clay||Alexander Zverev|| Alexander Peya
|6–4, 1–6, [5–10]|
|Runner-up||5.||7 February 2016||Open Sud de France, Montpellier, France||Hard (i)||Alexander Zverev|| Mate Pavić
|Winner||3.||12 February 2017||Open Sud de France, Montpellier, France||Hard (i)||Alexander Zverev|| Fabrice Martin
|6–4, 6–7(3–7), [10–7]|
|Runner-up||6.||25 June 2017||Gerry Weber Open, Halle, Germany||Grass||Alexander Zverev|| Łukasz Kubot
|7–5, 3–6, [8–10]|
ATP Challenger Tour titles
|1.||9 July 2006||Dublin, Ireland||Carpet||Kristian Pless||7–5, 7–6(8–6)|
|2.||3 June 2007||Karlsruhe, Germany||Clay||Wayne Odesnik||2–6, 6–4, 6–3|
|3.||12 August 2007||Istanbul, Turkey||Hard||Lukáš Lacko||6–4, 6–4|
|4.||18 November 2007||Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine||Hard (i)||Dmitry Tursunov||6–4, 6–4|
|5.||17 April 2016||Sarasota, United States||Clay||Gerald Melzer||6–4, 7–6(7–2)|
|1.||16 July 2006||Oberstaufen, Germany||Clay||Ernests Gulbis|| Teodor-Dacian Crăciun
|2.||5 November 2006||Aachen, Germany||Carpet (i)||Ernests Gulbis|| Tomasz Bednarek
|6–7(5–7), 6–4, [10–8]|
|3.||3 June 2007||Karlsruhe, Germany||Clay||Alex Kuznetsov|| Michael Berrer
|6–4, 6–7(6–8), [10–4]|
|4.||10 June 2007||Surbiton, Great Britain||Grass||Alex Kuznetsov|| James Auckland
|2–6, 6–3, [10–6]|
|5.||11 November 2012||Knoxville, United States||Hard (i)||Alex Kuznetsov|| Jean Andersen
Izak van der Merwe
|6.||9 February 2013||Dallas, United States||Hard (i)||Alex Kuznetsov|| Tennys Sandgren
|6–4, 6–7(4–7), [10–5]|
Current through 2017 Western & Southern Open.
|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||1R||0 / 6||0–6|
|Wimbledon||A||A||A||1R||3R||2R||Q1||1R||Q1||Q2||A||A||Q1||3R||0 / 5||5–5|
|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||6–3||0 / 20||11–20|
|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||2R||0 / 2||1–2|
|Cincinnati Masters||A||A||A||A||A||1R||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||2R||0 / 3||1–3|
|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||3–7||0 / 23||13–23|
|Davis Cup||A||A||A||A||A||QF||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||0 / 2||0–1|
|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 / 1||0 / 2|
|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||2R||0 / 3||2–3|
|Wimbledon||A||A||A||1R||A||1R||1R||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||0 / 4||0–4|
|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||2–3||0 / 14||5–14|
|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|
|Cincinnati Masters||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||2R||0 / 1||1–1|
|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||5–4||0 / 6||5–5|
|Davis Cup||A||A||A||A||A||QF||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||0 / 2||0–2|
|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 / 2||3 / 9|
Record against top-10 players
Zverev's match record against players who have been ranked in the Top 10, with those who are active in boldface.
|Opponent||Highest ranking||Matches||Won||Lost||Win %||Last match|
|Juan Carlos Ferrero||1||4||3||1||75%||Lost (4–6, 5–7) at 2011 Barcelona 2R|
|Andy Murray||1||4||1||3||25%||Won (7–5, 5–7, 6–2, 6–4) at 2017 Australian Open 4R|
|Marat Safin||1||1||0||1||0%||Lost (6–7(4–7), 7–5, 5–7) at 2006 Bangkok QF|
|Novak Djokovic||1||2||0||2||0%||Lost (6–3, 6–7(4–7), 3–6) at 2016 Shanghai QF|
|Rafael Nadal||1||2||0||2||0%||Lost (4–6, 3–6) at 2017 Acapulco 1R|
|Roger Federer||1||5||0||5||0%||Lost (6–7(4–7), 4–6, 4–6) at 2017 Wimbledon 3R|
|Tommy Haas||2||2||1||1||50%||Won (6–4, 6–4) at 2017 Stuttgart QF|
|David Ferrer||3||1||1||0||100%||Won (6–2, 7–5) at 2008 Rotterdam 2R|
|Nikolay Davydenko||3||3||1||2||33%||Lost (6–2, 3–6, 3–6) at 2012 Metz 1R|
|Stan Wawrinka||3||3||1||2||33%||Lost (6–4, 3–6, 3–6) at 2017 Geneva F|
|David Nalbandian||3||1||0||1||0%||Lost (3–6, 4–6, 2–6) at 2007 Wimbledon 1R|
|Milos Raonic||3||1||0||1||0%||Lost (4–6, 3–6) at 2010 US Open Q1|
|Kei Nishikori||4||1||1||0||100%||Won (6–4, 3–6, 6–3) at 2017 Geneva SF|
|James Blake||4||3||2||1||67%||Won (6–0, 6–2) at 2012 Tiburon QF|
|Tomáš Berdych||4||5||2||3||40%||Lost (6–7(7–9), 4–6) at 2017 Rome 1R|
|Juan Martín del Potro||4||1||0||1||0%||Lost (3–6, 4–6, 2–6) at 2009 Australian Open 1R|
|Rainer Schüttler||5||1||1||0||100%||Won (7–6(9–7), 7–5) at 2006 Bangkok 2R|
|Tommy Robredo||5||4||1||3||25%||Lost (3–6, 6–3, 2–6) at 2011 Indian Wells 2R|
|Fernando González||5||1||0||1||0%||Lost (5–7, 7–6(7–0), 2–2 ret.) at 2009 Shanghai 1R|
|Jo-Wilfried Tsonga||5||2||0||2||0%||Lost (6–7(5–7), 7–6(10–8), 3–6) at 2015 Metz 2R|
|Gilles Simon||6||3||2||1||67%||Lost (3–6, 2–6) at 2010 Metz F|
|Marin Čilić||6||4||1||3||25%||Lost (6–4, 5–7, 3–6) at 2016 Basel SF|
|Alexander Zverev||7||2||2||0||100%||Won (7–5, 4–6, 3–2 ret.) at 2014 Houston Q1|
|Dominic Thiem||7||2||1||1||50%||Lost (1–6, 4–6) at 2017 Indian Wells 3R|
|Fernando Verdasco||7||5||1||4||20%||Won (6–4, 6–4) at 2017 Cincinnati 1R|
|Mario Ančić||7||1||0||1||0%||Lost (1–6, 0–6) at 2008 Barcelona 1R|
|Mardy Fish||7||1||0||1||0%||Lost (2–6, 4–6) at 2010 Delray Beach 2R|
|Richard Gasquet||7||1||0||1||0%||Lost (6–7(4–7), 6–7(2–7)) at 2016 Shenzhen QF|
|Radek Štěpánek||8||1||1||0||100%||Won (6–4, 7–5) at 2015 Aptos Q3|
|Mikhail Youzhny||8||1||1||0||100%||Won (7–5, 6–4) at 2008 St. Petersburg 2R|
|Jürgen Melzer||8||4||2||2||50%||Lost (5–7, 4–6) at 2013 Kuala Lumpur 2R|
|Guillermo Cañas||8||2||1||1||50%||Lost (7–5, 3–6, 3–6) at 2008 s-Hertogenbosch 1R|
|Janko Tipsarević||8||6||2||4||33%||Lost (3–6, 1–6, 4–6) at 2011 Australian Open 1R|
|Grigor Dimitrov||8||2||0||2||0%||Lost (3–6, 6–3, 3–6) at 2017 Canada 2R|
|John Isner||9||4||2||2||50%||Won (6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–3) at 2017 Geneva 2R|
|Nicolás Almagro||9||2||1||1||50%||Won (6–4, 6–2) at 2017 Sydney 1R|
|Nicolás Massú||9||1||0||1||0%||Lost (4–6, 2–6) at 2010 Houston 1R|
|Arnaud Clément||10||2||1||1||50%||Won (6–4, 5–7, 6–2) at 2009 Marseille 2R|
|David Goffin||10||3||1||2||33%||Lost (1–6, 0–2 ret.) at 2016 Marseille 2R|
|Ernests Gulbis||10||3||1||2||33%||Lost (4–6, 4–6) at 2007 Heilbronn 1R|
|Juan Mónaco||10||3||1||2||33%||Lost (0–6, 2–6) at 2010 Shanghai 3R|
|Kevin Anderson||10||2||0||2||0%||Lost (5–6 ret.) at 2010 Munich 1R|
|Total||102||36||66||35.29%||* Statistics correct as of 15 August 2017|
Top 10 wins
|1.||David Ferrer||5||Rotterdam Open, Netherlands||Hard (i)||2R||6–2, 7–5||98|
|2.||Gilles Simon||7||Rome Masters, Italy||Clay||3R||6–4, 6–1||76|
|3.||Gilles Simon||7||Stuttgart MercedesCup, Germany||Clay||2R||6–4, 6–2||45|
|4.||Nikolay Davydenko||6||Shanghai Masters, China||Hard||2R||6–4, 7–6(7–3)||118|
|5.||Stan Wawrinka||3||Basel Swiss Indoors, Switzerland||Hard (i)||QF||6–2, 5–7, 6–1||72|
|6.||Andy Murray||1||Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia||Hard||4R||7–5, 5–7, 6–2, 6–4||50|
|7.||Kei Nishikori||9||Geneva Open, Switzerland||Clay||SF||6–4, 3–6, 6–3||33|
The following record was attained during the Open Era.
|Time span||Record||Players matched|
|2016||10 times qualified for an ATP World Tour main draw in 1 season.||Stands alone|
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