Alexander Sascha Zverev

2014 ASZAlexander Zverev (CR 157) is a 17 year old German player. He is also known as Sascha Zverev.

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.

FACTS

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.

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