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Looking at Alexander Zverev’s Troubled Personal Life and Prolific Professional Career



Alexander Zverev

Alexander Zverev, one of the big names in Tennis is on his path to achieving success. The 24-year-old German athlete has clearly shown signs that he is on the right track and has declared himself as the next sensation. Needless to say, he stood true to his words as he became only the second Russian tennis player to win Olympic gold.

Germany’s Alexander Zverev wins the gold medal in Tokyo dominating Karen Khachanov 6-3 6-1 in the final of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to secure the Olympic gold. “This is the biggest tournament you can win, in any sport. I can’t believe it, I’m an Olympic gold medalist.” – Sascha Zverev

But is his personal life as breathtaking as his professional life? Life is full of obstacles and it will be interesting to see how he deals with both his professional and private life. 

Also read: What went wrong for Novak Djokovic at Tokyo Olympics 2020? 

Alexander Zverev

Alexander Zverev and his personal life

There’s some good news coming in for his female fans and that is the 24-year-old is unmarried. However, he has been linked to various women over the course of his short and illustrious career. He tells that he completely focuses on his playing career. But has that always been the same for him? Reports tell us that Zverev was dating the German model Brenda Patea. This was fine until news broke out that less than 12 months into their relation, the model was expecting a child.

But before the birth of their baby, the two mutually agreed on parting their ways way back in August 2020. Brenda though gave birth to a baby girl in March 2021. She was named Mayla. Earlier comments from Alex suggested that he wanted to raise Mayla as a co-parent but he had to face a lot of criticism from his ex. Patea shot back at Alexander for lying, and revealed that despite knowing about her pregnancy, they have not been in touch. 

Brenda Patea also said “I have been seeing all these interviews with Alex lately, I really wonder what he wants to achieve? ‘Highlight of his life? ‘He is pleased’? ‘Greatest place’? I hardly think so. Because we have no contact! And so far nothing has come from him! We were in contact a few months ago…”

The allegations from Olga Sharypova

Not only this, the tennis superstar has been in the spotlight due to some other allegations as well. 

When Brenda Patea revealed on Instagram that she has his baby, another of his former girlfriend Olga Sharypova also claimed that the Tennis ace had been abusing her physically during their time together. Olga was also an emerging tennis player from Russia and came in contact with Zverev in their early teens through the tour. They only started dating in September 2018.

“The first time was in Monaco in his apartment,” she said in the interview. “I was going to leave because we had a really big fight. I was standing in the hallway, and he hit my head into the wall.”

Sharypova later claimed that during the 2019 US Open, Zverev threw her “onto the bed, took a pillow, and then sat on (her) face.” As a result, she left the hotel, barefoot, with just her phone in her hand.

A few weeks later, Sharypova said that they had their worst fight. “In other fights, he was pushing me, shoving me, twisting my arms, choking me. But this was the first time he punched me, really punched me”. She says the abuse she received was so severe that at one point she tried to end her life.

Later Zverev denied the allegation made by her ex-girlfriend and said that her claims are simply “unfounded”  and “simply not true”. 

Alexander Zverev

Zverev’s Prolific professional career

The 24 years old has been in the form of his life quiet lately. He is expecting to continue this form and achieve all the glory that he desires. The German is in the finals of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and a gold medal is expected of him. 

So far he has 15 ATP titles to his name and two titles in the doubles as well. He was also the no 1 player in the junior category and won the 2014 Australian Open in the same category as well. Though he has not registered a single grand slam to his name. With age by his side, it will be interesting to see how he performs at the grand stage. 

The gold medal in the Olympics will be the biggest achievement of his career so far. It will be interesting to see how he performs on the big stage. 


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With so much to accomplish, Alexander Zverev is just on the right path. He also received appreciation from some of the big-name players. The world no 4. player was seen in tears and apologizing to Novak Djokovic for ending his golden slam chances.  



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