He is 6’6’’ and is listed at 189lbs.
He plays right-handed and is coached by his father.
I watched him playing last month and was captivated by his youthful enthusiasm. Although he got routed in the semi-finals by David Ferrer, it was fascinating to watch him throw everything he had into his matches. Ultimately, I think his body broke down under the demands of playing so many games at a level not previously experienced. I will continue following him because I am definitely intrigued by his fiery personality and game. I am curious about his maximal potential as he matures and hones his skills.
Tournament: bet-at-home Open, Hamburg, Germany
7.14.2014 – 7.20.2014
On 7.15.2014, Alexander won his 1st ATP World Tour match when he defeated (51) Robin Haase. It was relatively one-sided; Haase looked completely befuddled and lost easily 0-6, 2-6.
Alexander followed that win by beating (19) Mikhail Youzhny, 7-5, 7-5 in the next round; then he beat (32) Santiago Giraldo, 6-4, 7-6(6) in the following round; and then (83) Tobias Kamke, 0-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the quarter-finals before finally succumbing to (7) David Ferrer, 0-6, 1-6 in the semi-finals.
He is the youngest player ever to reach the semi-finals at an ATP World Tour 500-level event.