79 Facts About Alexander Zverev

1. Alexander Zverev said his ankle was "a little bit swollen", but he is relaxed about the injury heading into the Australian Open.

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2. Alexander Zverev insisted his ankle injury would not be an issue at the Australian Open.

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3. Alexander Zverev said his ankle was "a little bit swollen", but he is relaxed about the injury heading into the Australian Open.

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4. Angelique Kerber and Alexander Zverev have beaten their Australian singles opponents to advance to the final of the Hopman Cup.

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5. Alexander Zverev is the same age as Djokovic was when he upset the applecart to win the 2008 Australian Open.

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6. Alexander Zverev once said Becker was too costy for him, but he would eventually be ready to invest money.

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7. Alexander Zverev has yet to make much of an impact in the four majors, but former British No 1 Greg Rusedski believes will be a Grand Slam title contender under Lendl's guidance.

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8. Alexander Zverev is facing a race against time in order to be fit for the Australian Open after suffering a hamstring injury.

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9. Alexander Zverev addressed the crowd at the Memorial Drive Tennis Centre to confirm his injury woes and said he would rest up in a bid to be fit for next week's Australian Open.

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10. Alexander Zverev is fourth-favourite for the first grand slam of 2019 after finishing last year fourth in the world rankings, his season ending with the ATP Finals crown in London.

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11. Alexander Zverev is a major doubt for the Australian Open after suffering a hamstring injury at an exhibition event in Adelaide.

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12. Alexander Zverev is yet to make the final four of a Grand Slam but many were tipping next week's Australian Open to be the one in which he went deep into the second week.

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13. Alexander Zverev is currently the fourth favourite with the bookies to take out the first major of the year and is coming off the back of a win at the season-ending ATP Finals in London.

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14. Alexander Zverev told the crowd at the two-day event in Adelaide that he injured him hamstring training on Monday and would sit out the tournament.

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15. Alexander Zverev can eye Major titles and Angie can defend her Wimbledon title.

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16. Alexander Zverev took to the stand to mock Federer after losing his singles and and mixed doubles match against the 20-time Grand Slam winner.

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17. Alexander Zverev is well aware he needs to make up for last year.

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18. Alexander Zverev simply had too much firepower for Ebden, who was forced to scrap each service game.

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19. Angelique Kerber and Alexander Zverev are to face defending champions Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic from Switzerland in Saturday's final.

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20. Alexander Zverev is a former world No 1 junior, and won one Junior Grand Slam singles title at the 2014 Australian Open.

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21. Alexander Zverev will take confidence from his ATP Finals semi-final victory against Federer less than two months ago.

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22. Alexander Zverev has helped to guide Germany to the top of Group A and it is likely he and Angelique Kerber will face off against Federer and team-mate Belinda Bencic in the final.

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23. Alexander Zverev has won four straight matches on indoor hard court.

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24. Alexander Zverev is coming off a three sets win over David Ferrer that took 33 games to decide.

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25. Alexander Zverev becomes the first German to win the event since Boris Becker in 1995.

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26. On Wednesday, Alexander Zverev, now coached by Ivan Lendl, and Lucas Pouille, now coached by Amelie Mauresmo, squared off in singles action as part of the France vs Germany matchup.

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27. Alexander Zverev cheered on Kerber much to the amusement of the crowd, until finally, after 32-shots, Pouille smashed a forehand winner.

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28. Alexander Zverev would love to become world No 1 in the future.

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29. In 2015, the younger Alexander Zverev received the ATP Star of Tomorrow award as a result of his being the youngest player ranked in the top 100 of the ATP world rankings.

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30. Alexander Zverev received 250 ATP Tour points and $171,245 as a result of the tournament victory.

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31. Alexander Zverev was born on April 20, 1997 in Hamburg, Germany.

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32. Alexander Zverev has slim body type and is six feet and six inches tall.

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33. Alexander Zverev won his first ATP title match at the 2017 Italian Open.

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34. Alexander Zverev entered the ATP 250 events in 2014 but was unable to qualify to the main draws.

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35. Alexander Zverev won his first Masters 1000 title after defeating Djokovic at the 2017 Italian Open finals.

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36. Alexander Zverev is a professional tennis player from Hamburg, Germany.

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37. Alexander Zverev broke Ferrer in the first game of the second but gifted Ferrer the immediate break back and his desires to clinch the victory easily vanished from his hands.

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38. Alexander Zverev took a photograph with Roger Federer at the Hamburg Masters when he was five years old.

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39. Alexander Zverev plays other sports in his spare time such as basketball and golf.

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40. Alexander Zverev has spent his winters living in Florida at the Saddlebrook academy since he was 12 years old.

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41. Alexander Zverev made the decision to hire former world No 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero at the Washington Open in the summer of 2017.

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42. Alexander Zverev was tall, but skinny and not very muscular when growing up.

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43. Alexander Zverev uses a semi-open stance and employs a western grip when hitting forehands.

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44. Alexander Zverev started the season at the Hopman Cup for the third consecutive year, this time competing alongside Angelique Kerber, his third different partner at the event.

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45. Late in the season, Alexander Zverev took part in the inaugural Laver Cup.

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46. Alexander Zverev faced No 7 Tomas Berdych in his debut match and took a two sets to one lead before ultimately losing in five sets.

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47. Alexander Zverev began his season representing Germany at the Hopman Cup with Sabine Lisicki.

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48. Alexander Zverev became the youngest tour champion since Djokovic a decade earlier and the first German to win the season-ending championships since Boris Becker in 1995.

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49. Alexander Zverev was placed in a group with Novak Djokovic, Marin Cilic, and John Isner.

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50. Alexander Zverev lost in the third round at both Wimbledon and the US Open, and his best result at the four remaining Masters events was a semifinal at the Shanghai Masters.

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51. Up until the year-end championships, Alexander Zverev struggled to build on his early season success.

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52. Alexander Zverev capped off his excellent clay court season by reaching his first Grand Slam quarterfinal at the French Open.

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53. Alexander Zverev had defended his title at the Bavarian International Tennis Championships in his only other French Open tune-up to help build up a 13 match win streak that lasted until the Italian Open final.

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54. Alexander Zverev came close to winning back-to-back Masters events, going up a break in the third set against Nadal at the Italian Open.

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55. Alexander Zverev continued his Masters success into the clay court season, reaching the semifinals at the Monte Carlo Masters, winning his third career Masters title at the Madrid Open, and making the final at the Rome Masters.

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56. Alexander Zverev was upset at the Australian Open by reigning Next Gen Finals champion and No 59 Chung Hyeon in five sets in the third round.

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57. Alexander Zverev finished the year ranked No 4, peaking at No 3 right before the ATP Finals, and accumulated five ATP titles from just six finals.

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58. Alexander Zverev opted to skip the former event to focus on the latter.

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59. Alexander Zverev won the Washington Open as well as a second consecutive Masters title at the Canadian Open, only dropping a single set at each tournament in each of his opening matches.

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60. Alexander Zverev defeated Novak Djokovic in the final to becoming the youngest Masters champion since Djokovic in 2007 and the first such champion born in the 1990s.

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61. Alexander Zverev was then upset in the second round of the US Open by Dan Evans.

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62. Alexander Zverev was the first teenager to defeat Federer since Murray nearly a decade earlier.

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63. Alexander Zverev bounced back at the Open Sud de France, reaching the semifinals in the singles event and his second career final with his brother in the doubles event.

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64. Alexander Zverev succeeded, but lost his opening round match to compatriot Philipp Kohlschreiber in five sets.

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65. Alexander Zverev opted to play on clay after Wimbledon and reached another ATP semifinal at the Swedish Open to put him back in the top 100 after one week out.

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66. Alexander Zverev needed to enter qualifying for ATP events throughout the year.

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67. Alexander Zverev had risen from No 665 to No 285 after his Challenger title, and his ATP 500 Series semifinal appearance took him to No 161 in the world.

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68. Alexander Zverev played just two tournaments in 2014, both in Australia in January.

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69. Alexander Zverev came close to reaching another Grand Slam boys' singles final at the 2013 Junior US Open, but was defeated by the eventual champion Borna Coric in the semifinals.

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70. Alexander Zverev had some grass court success as well, finishing runner-up to Nick Kyrgios at the Junior International Roehampton.

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71. Alexander Zverev entered his first event on the International Tennis Federation junior circuit in early 2011 when he was 13.

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72. Alexander Zverev has an older brother Mischa who was born nearly a decade earlier and is a professional tennis player as well.

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73. Alexander Zverev is a former world No 1 junior, and won one Junior Grand Slam singles title at the 2017 Australian Open.

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74. Alexander Zverev is the only active player outside of the Big Four with three Masters titles.

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75. Alexander Zverev is the reigning champion at the ATP Finals, making him the youngest winner at the year-end championship in a decade.

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76. Alexander Zverev has won ten ATP titles in singles and one in doubles.

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77. Alexander Zverev is the youngest player ranked in the top 10 by the Association of Tennis Professionals, and was a permanent fixture in the top 5 throughout 2018.

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78. Alexander Zverev is a 21 year old German Tennis Player born on 20th April, 1997 in Hamburg, Germany.

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79. Alexander Zverev said he was supported by a female friend in Shanghai who, he said, was not his girlfriend.

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