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 2006
Plays Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $ 2,249,081
Singles
Career record 71–117
Career titles 0
5 Challengers, 5 Futures
Highest ranking No. 45 (8 June 2009)
Current ranking No. 133 (15 August 2016)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2007)
French Open 1R (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
Wimbledon 3R (2008)
US Open 2R (2016)
Doubles
Career record 46–58
Career titles 2
6 Challengers, 5 Futures
Highest ranking No. 44 (8 June 2009)
Current ranking No. 247 (15 August 2016)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
French Open 2R (2009)
Wimbledon 1R (2007, 2009, 2010)
US Open 2R (2008, 2009)
Last updated on: 18 August 2016.

Mikhail "Mischa" Zverev (born 22 August 1987) 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 Italian Open as a qualifier the same year.

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of former Russian tennis player Alexander Zverev Sr., who is also his coach. He now resides in Monte Carlo, Monaco and represents Germany internationally. His 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 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 Djokovic) in 2004. In doubles he got to 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[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 Istanbul, 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 upset 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 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[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, making a run which included a win over world No. 17 Tommy Robredo. 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 could not win a main draw match in a tournament for 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. Despite being granted 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.

2016[edit]

In April 2016 Zverev won his first ATP Challenger singles title for over eight years in Sarasota, United States.

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)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 26 September 2010 Open de Moselle, Metz, France Hard (i) France Gilles Simon 3–6, 2–6

Doubles: 7 (2 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 (1–5)
Outcome No. Date Championship 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
6–7, 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)

ATP Challenger Tour titles[edit]

ATP Challenger Tour (11)

Singles (5)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 9 July 2006 Dublin, Ireland Carpet Denmark Kristian Pless 7–5, 7–66
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, 7–62

Doubles (6)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 16 July 2006 Oberstaufen, Germany Clay Ernests Gulbis Teodor-Dacian Crăciun
Gabriel Moraru
6–1, 6–1
2. 5 November 2006 Aachen, Germany Carpet (i) Ernests Gulbis Tomasz Bednarek
Irakli Labadze
6–75, 6–4, [10–8]
3. 3 June 2007 Karlsruhe, Germany Clay Alex Kuznetsov Michael Berrer
Frederico Gil
6–4, 6–76, [10–4]
4. 10 June 2007 Surbiton, Great Britain Grass Alex Kuznetsov James Auckland
Stephen Huss
2–6, 6–3, [10–6]
5. 11 November 2012 Knoxville, United States Hard (i) Alex Kuznetsov Jean Andersen
Izak van der Merwe
6–4, 6–2
6. 9 February 2013 Dallas, United States Hard (i) Alex Kuznetsov Tennys Sandgren
Rhyne Williams
6–4, 6–74, [10–5]

Performance timelines[edit]

Current through 2016 US Open.

Singles[edit]

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R A Q2 Q2 A Q3 1–5
French Open A Q1 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R Q1 Q1 A Q1 0–5
Wimbledon A 1R 3R 2R Q1 1R Q1 Q2 A A Q1 3–4
US Open Q1 Q1 1R 1R Q1 Q1 Q2 Q2 A A 2R 1–3
Win–Loss 0–0 1–2 2–4 1–4 0–2 0–3 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 5–17
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells Masters Absent Q1 1R 1R 2R Q1 2R Q1 1R Q2 2–5
Miami Masters A Q1 Q1 1R Q1 1R A Q1 Absent Q2 0–2
Monte-Carlo Masters Absent Q1 Q1 Q2 Q1 Absent 0–0
Madrid Masters Absent Q1 Absent 0–0
Rome Masters Absent Q2 QF Q1 Absent 3–1
Canada Masters Absent 1R Absent Q2 0–1
Cincinnati Masters Absent 1R Absent 1R 0–2
Shanghai Masters Not Held 1R 3R Q2 A Q1 Absent 2–2
Paris Masters Absent Q1 Absent 0–0
Hamburg Masters Q2 Q1 1R Not Masters Series 0–1
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 3–6 2–2 1–2 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 7–14
Career statistics
Overall Win–Loss 3–3 6–8 18–22 15–24 13–18 2–18 0–3 4–5 0–0 7–8 4–9 72–118
Win % 50% 43% 45% 38% 42% 10% 0% 44% 47% 31% 38%
Year-end ranking 151 88 80 78 82 211 159 176 726 171

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 1R 1R 1R 1R A A A A A 0–4
French Open A A 1R 2R A A A A A A A 1–2
Wimbledon A 1R A 1R 1R A A A A A A 0–3
US Open A A 2R 2R A A A A A A A 2–2
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 1–3 2–4 0–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 3–11
Career statistics
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 2 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 1 2 / 7
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 0–5 16–12 18–16 1–6 3–8 0–1 0–1 0–0 3–4 5–4 46–581
Win % 0% 57% 53% 14% 27% 0% 0% 43% 56% 44%
Year-end ranking 169 125 66 87 354 302 197 273 1156 344

1 including Overall Win-Loss 2004 (0–1)

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 6 June 2016)

Wins over top 10 player[edit]

Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Total
Wins 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
# 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, 7–67–3 118

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