Jan. Australian Open Ergebnisse: Alexander Zverev - Alex Bolt! Die frühere US-Open-Siegerin Sloane Stephens aus den USA spielt dann. Dez. Alexander Zverev kritisiert die Organisatoren der Australian Open für eine Ab wird beim ersten Grand-Slam-Turnier des Jahres im fünften sieben Punkte geben, der bei den US Open in New York bereits seit Jahren. 2. Sept. USA Kohlschreiber überrascht Zverev und erreicht US-Open-Achtelfinale (Getty Tennis US Open Angelique Kerber - Dominika Cibulkova (Getty Images/ A. Bello Tennis Australian Open Alexander Zverev.
They understand what I am doing, and they have both been playing pro tennis so they know how to behave. M ischa was talented and has enjoyed a successful career - he beat Andy Murray at the Australian Open in January and has been ranked as high as 25 in the world - but Sascha was clearly extraordinarily gifted.
As Mischa entered junior tournaments, Sascha would watch from the sidelines and then knock up with players a decade older like Novak Djokovic and Gilles Simon without any hint of being overawed.
Petersburg Open last September. I magine a 6ft 6in version of Novak Djokovic who can bang down aces with the seemingly effortless ease of a mids Pete Sampras.
Zverev was ambidextrous growing up, which partly explains how he is able to get so much power with the double-hander. I think I have pretty good technique, which my mum did at a young age, so credit to her for that.
My backhand, in particular, is per cent down to my mum. E ven if his opponent is able to get the Zverev return back in play, the German is so adept at quickly getting on the front foot in the point with the power and depth of his forehand.
He is also an exquisite shot maker, and as his brother Mischa says: The focus was on perfection. I think Sascha and Dominic [Thiem], and this whole generation, are going to be a little more creative.
The worry for the Tour was that once he filled out, he was going to be a formidable physical specimen. He would never want to leave the court unless he won the match.
Sascha also played hockey and football as a kid, but decided to focus only on tennis around the age of 12 after an early-round loss at a high-level international junior tournament in Florida.
When Sascha was young, his mother was his primary coach while his father was focused on coaching his brother. He has said, "I think I have pretty good technique, which my mum did at a young age, so credit to her for that.
My backhand, in particular, is per cent down to my mum. This was a big contrast from how he played around age 12 when his style centered around being an "unbelievable fighter" from the baseline in part because he was too slow to go to the net.
He "made a lot of errors" and lost to opponents who excelled at keeping points alive. However, his father stuck with this strategy, saying, "We must practice fast tennis, aggressive tennis.
You must think about the future. He would pick up a lower level Grade 5 title at the Oman International Junior 2 a few weeks later, which led him to begin competing in higher-level events shortly before his 15th birthday.
Before the end of the season, Zverev also represented Germany in the Junior Fed Cup, leading them to a fourth-place finish. Zverev played just two tournaments in , both in Australia in January.
At the Australian Open , he was able to defeat Kozlov, who was seeded second, to finish his junior career with a first Grand Slam title. As the age of 14, Zverev entered qualifying at three different tournaments, including the Moselle Open on the ATP Tour, but lost all of his matches.
He won his professional main draw debut against compatriot Christian Lichtenegger at a Futures event in Germany in August He did not win a main draw match until he recorded a single victory at the Heilbronner Neckarcup Challenger, his tenth event of the year.
One of his losses was a retirement against his brother Mischa. Three of the players he defeated were in the top , including his first round opponent No.
Zverev followed up this title with a breakthrough at the ATP Tour level. He recorded four match wins at the event, including his first career victory against Robin Haase and his first top 20 victory over No.
He finished the season ranked No. At the beginning of the season, Zverev was still ranked too low to receive direct entry into the main draws of ATP Tour events, which forced him to continue playing at the Challenger level through July.
He also needed to enter qualifying for ATP events throughout the year. Zverev did not qualify for either of the first two Grand Slam singles events of the season.
With a higher ranking, Zverev was directly accepted into Wimbledon. A week before the tournament, he took part in the Boodles Challenge exhibition and surprisingly upset world No.
Zverev opted to play on clay after Wimbledon and reached another ATP semifinal at the Swedish Open to put him back in the top after one week out.
He notably upset No. He succeeded, but lost his opening round match to compatriot Philipp Kohlschreiber in five sets.
In the fourth round, he nearly upset No. Zverev had a match point while he was serving for the final set, but missed a routine forehand volley and then proceeded to lose 14 of the remaining 15 points in the match.
He commented on the match point that, "I missed probably the easiest shot I had the whole match. He recorded his first win over No.
During the season, Zverev greatly improved his results at the higher level tournaments on the ATP Tour except for the Grand Slam events. At the Australian Open , Zverev again pushed Rafael Nadal to the brink, but ultimately lost in five sets.
After a slow start to the clay court season, Zverev won two more titles in May, the first of which came at home in Germany at the Bavarian International Tennis Championships.
He defeated Novak Djokovic in the final to becoming the youngest Masters champion since Djokovic in and the first such champion born in the s.
With the title, he also cracked the top 10 for the first time. Back on hard courts, Zverev won his last two titles of the season in August.
He 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.
He opted to skip the former event to focus on the latter. Zverev maintained his top 5 ranking throughout the year. Zverev stated that issues at majors were "definitely not physical" when asked if his problems were physical or mental, and also attribute this lack of success to the extra pressure he was putting on himself at these events.
Despite taking the first set of the final, he finished runner-up to American John Isner , who had never previously won a Masters title.
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.
In Madrid, he defeated Dominic Thiem in the final to become the only active player outside of the Big Four to have won three Masters titles.
However, Nadal was able to recover and win the final five games of the match after a rain delay. He needed to win three five-set matches to get that far before Thiem ended his run while he was faced with a hamstring injury.
Up until the year-end championships, Zverev struggled to build on his early season success. He 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.
This year, Zverev was able to advance out of the group, only losing to No. He became the youngest tour champion since Djokovic a decade earlier and the first German to win the season-ending championships since Boris Becker in Zverev opened his season at the Australian Open , where he was seeded fourth.
The duo won their tie against the French team, with Zverev winning both his singles and mixed doubles matches.
Rosol won the match easily to send the Czech Republic into the next round. Zverev again began the year at the Hopman Cup , this time playing alongside Andrea Petkovic.
While the pair only won their tie against Great Britain, Zverev also defeated Federer in singles in his first tournament back from injury.
Belgium won the tie 4—1. He accrued four points by winning both of his singles matches for Team Europe as they defeated Team World 15—9.
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.
For the first time, he was able to advance to the final, primarily on the strength of the pair winning all three of their mixed doubles matches.
However, Spain ultimately won the tie on the final day after Zverev was unable to defeat Nadal and Kohlschreiber lost a tight five-set match to Ferrer.
Zverev is an aggressive baseliner. He often stands far back behind the baseline and aims to hit powerful groundstrokes either for winners or to wear down his opponent.
Although his height slows him down on the court, it also adds to his reach and gives him the ability to get more balls back in play.
Novak Djokovic has commented that "he moves well for his height. His backhand in particular is regarded as his strength and one of the best in the game.
He has a continental-eastern grip on his backhand. He can also hit slice backhands that require a low center of gravity, in spite of his height.
This was well behind him ranking 18th in return rating, showing that his return game was much stronger than his serving. Zverev excels in particular at hitting a high percentage of first serves in, landing In his return game, he had the fifth highest percentage of first serve points won that year at Zverev is an all-court player and does not aim to be better on any surface in particular.
He has said, "I feel like I can play on all surfaces. I feel like I have good chances at all of them. As of the end of , he has yet to win a title on grass, but has reached two finals and also defeated Federer on that surface.
Zverev has the ability to serve-and-volley as well. His older brother Mischa is regarded as the biggest proponent of this playing style on the modern tour.
Zverev was tall, but skinny and not very muscular when growing up. Initially, Zverev had difficulty adjusting to this training style on the court, saying, "I had no idea what was going on in my body," and needed to adapt his shot technique as he became more muscular.
Eventually, he showed improvement on the court. Green remarked, "He started to become less wobbly. He started to absorb power, so when someone hit hard he could hit the ball back and everything locked into place.
Zverev has been coached by his parents since he was very young. His mother was initially his primary coach before his father took over at some point.
Green has worked with Zverev since Zverev lives in Monte Carlo , Monaco. He also has spent his winters living in Florida at the Saddlebrook academy since he was 12 years old.
He took a photograph with Roger Federer at the Hamburg Masters when he was five years old. We played, like, mini tennis with you.
Mischa was in a team, and I remember Gilles Simon was waiting for other players to join him. He has said Federer is the only player that has made him feel starstruck.