He turns 22 on the day that the 2019 edition of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell begins and despite his young age "Sascha" already has 10 ATP titles, including the 1000 Masters of Rome, Madrid and Canada, and has reached the Top 3 of the ranking, only surpassed by Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. He is a figure of enormous proportions and is coached by his father, and one of the greatest legends of this sport, Ivan Lendl, who also knows perfectly well the Real Club Tenis Barcelona tournament.
After playing the last tournament in Barcelona, Zverev added five titles in that year 2017 and another four in 2018 in two really extraordinary seasons. That year 2017 was the one in which he entered the Top 10, and since then he has not progressing.
When in 2015, at 18, the ATP awarded Alexander Zverev with the award for the star of tomorrow as the youngest tennis player in the Top-100, the fans of the tennis world looked towards this tall German player of Russian origin that was destined to mark an era in this sport. Only two years later, "Sascha", as is family calls him, had far exceeded the forecasts at the end of the 2017 season as the fourth best player in the world.
Alexander, together with his family, arrived in Germany in 1991, at 4 years of age. His mother had been a tennis coach and his father came to play in the circuit as a professional. Even his brother Mischa is another great talent that is normally part of the Top-100 of the ATP ranking. "Sascha" could not be anything other than an elite tennis player.
As the years went by, he grew in stature and ended up dominating all the secrets of tennis. And with that, of course, winning places in the list of the best. He was 136 at the end of 2014, 83 the following year, 24 at the end of 2016 and number 3 after its spectacular 2017 season. Two years later he is still there, in that same position waiting for the moment when he finally takes over the throne from Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal.