Mischa Zverev life and biography

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Mischa Zverev biography

Date of birth : 1987-08-22
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Moscow, Russia
Nationality : German
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-05-31
Credited as : Professional Tennis player, ATP tour,

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Mischa Zverev is a German professional tennis player. He is the son of former Russian tennis player Alexander Zverev, who is also his coach. He now resides in Monte-Carlo, Monaco and represents Germany internationally. His career-high ranking is # 45 achieved on 8 June 2009.


Zverev gave his comeback at the Brisbane International in January after a right wrist fracture. However, he lost to Australian Wildcard Carsten Ball in straight sets. He made his next appearance at the Medibank International in Sydney where he lost in the first round of Qualifying. At the 2010 Australian Open he lost to Łukasz Kubot from Poland in straight sets.

He regained his form at the European indoor tournaments. In Marseille he reached the semifinal including a win over #17 Tommy Robredo. He lost to eventual champion Michaël Llodra. His good form carried on - he could save a match point in his first round match in Delray Beach against Michael Russell before falling to Mardy Fish in two sets. He lost his opening match in Indian Wells. At the 2010 Sony Ericsson Open in Miami Zverev was knocked out in the first round of Qualifying. He could not win a Main Draw match of a tournament in the next seven weeks. In preparation for Wimbledon he accepted a Wildcard for the 2010 Gerry Weber Open where he defetated Florent Serra and Jürgen Melzer before falling to Benjamin Becker (6:7, 0:6). He seemed to be in a good form - however, he was defeated by Andre Begemann in the first round of Qualifying in Wimbledon. Zverev then decided to enter more ATP Challenger Tour events. He reached the quarterfinal of Oberstaufen Challenger. Given a Wildcard in Stuttgart and Hamburg he could not manage to win more than one match.

At the 2010 US Open he was knocked out in the first round of Qualifying again. He then returned to Europe playing a clay court ATP Challenger Tour Event in Genoa. He reached the Quarterfinal where he was defeated by eventual champion Fabio Fognini. Two weeks later he managed to qualify for the Open de Moselle in Metz. Zverev reached his maiden ATP World Tour final after victories over Horacio Zeballos, Nicolas Mahut, Jarkko Nieminen and the retirement of Richard Gasquet in the semifinal. In the final Zverev played Gilles Simon who he lost to 6-3, 6-2. He qualified for the Main Draw of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament in Shanghai. In the Main Draw he lost to Juan Mónaco in round three after beating Sergiy Stakhovsky and Nikolay Davydenko in the first two rounds. At the end of October he again qualified for an ATP tournament - this time at Montpellier. He defeated Robin Haase in the first round before falling to Nikolay Davydenko in the second round. He finished the year at No. 82, a match record of 13-18 and a prize money of $318,805.

Zverev had a slow start into 2011 losing four matches before capturing his first win of the season in Indian Wells defeating Matthew Ebden. Following a second round exit in Indian Wells he lost another four matches in a row before beating Dudi Sela in Round 1 of the Serbia Open 2011.


Began playing tennis at age two with father Alexander, a former Davis Cup player for the former Soviet Union (compiled an 18-18 career record in 16 ties)
Family moved from Moscow to Germany in 1991
Mother, Irina, is also a former player
Both parents now coach at a tennis club in Hamburg (UHC)
Has one younger brother, Sascha
Speaks Russian, German and English
Nickname is Misch
Managed by Boris Becker & Company
Likes fishing and NBA (supports Miami Heat)
Admired his father who according to players such as Alexander Volkov and Yevgeny Kafelnikov ‘played like a cat on the court’
Favorite surface is indoors and favorite shots are serve and volley
Coached by his father, Alexander, who played Davis Cup from 1982-87.

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