Brands Endorsed By Alexander Zverev
Alexander Zverev is one of the tennis’ bad boys. He has been accused of domestic abuse. He has had run-ins with the umpires and tournaments. Despite the drama, Zverev has been able to consistently produce results on the court, which helped him rise to world number 2.
He comes from a tennis family. His brother Mischa players on the ATP tour. His parents, Alexander and Irina, are both former tennis pros. Zverev is a former junior world number one. He won the 2014 boys’ Australian Open title. at age 17, he won his first Challenger title becoming one of the youngest Challenger title winners.
He reached the finals at the 2020 US Open where he lost to Dominic Thiem. He has also reached the semifinals at grand slam multiple times but he hasn’t been able to win a grand slam title yet.
His current sponsors include Head, Adidas, Richard Mille, Peugeot, Zegna, Electronic Arts, and Rolex. He has earned over $40 million in his career.
Alexander Zverev’s Sponsors
Head is a popular racquet among top tennis players such as Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic. Zverev has been using Head racquets for a long time. He signed a long-term sponsorship deal with Head in 2018. He currently uses the Head Gravity Pro racquet.
German brand Adidas sponsors apparel and shoes that Zverev wears on and off the court. He was previously wearing Nike.
Richard Mille signed Zverev in 2016. Rafael Nadal also endorses Richard Mille and reportedly encouraged the company to sign Zverev after noticing his immense talent.
Video game maker Electronic Arts has a sponsorship deal with Zverev. He wears the company’s logo on his shirt.
Zverev endorses luxury automotive brand Peugeot. Peugeot released an ad featuring Zverev in 2019.
Menswear brand Zegna signed Zverev in 2019 as its ambassador.
Zverev became an ambassador for Rolex in 2021. The company also sponsors other tennis stars such as Roger Federer, Dominic Thiem, and Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Other Sports Interests
Zverev is a fan of the NBA team, Miami Heat. He is a big fan of NBA player Dwayne Wade. He plays basketball and golf in his spare time.
Early Years – Born Into A Tennis Family
Alexander “Sascha” Zverev was born on 20 April 1997 in Hamburg, Germany, to Irina Zvereva and Alexander Mikhailovich Zverev. Both his parents played tennis for the Soviet Union. His father was ranked as high as No. 175 in the world while his mother was the fourth-ranked women’s tennis player in the country. His family moved to Germany before Sascha was born. Sasha Zverev has an older brother, Mischa Zverev, who is a decade older and is also a professional tennis player.
Germany has been looking for a tennis champion more or less since Boris Becker and Steffi Graf departed the scene. It’s fair to say that Sascha has huge expectations in Germany.
Not surprisingly, his parents were the first to introduce him to the game. While his mom was gentle in her approach, his dad believed in the “Soviet way” of training introducing the young Sasha to extensive physical sessions and timed drills. He spent his winters at the Saddlebrook Academy. Sasha can speak three languages – Russian, German and English.
Off the court, Zverev looks dorky with glasses and messy hair. In 2015, he talked to the ATP about his quirks and superstitions.
Roger Federer – His Idol
Like most tennis players growing up in the 2000s, Zverev idolized Roger Federer. Zverev defeated Federer to win his second career Masters title at the 2017 Canadian Open. He said, “This one against Roger is something so special for me because he was always a great idol growing up for me. The greatest player of all time, beating him in a final, not just any final but in the final of a Masters 1000, is amazing.”
In the summer of 2017, Zverev hired former French Open champion Juan Carlos Ferrero as his coach. But that coaching relationship didn’t last long. He fired Ferrero following the Australian Open 2018 after Ferrero criticized the rest of Zverev’s coaching team. Ivan Lendl joined Zverev’s team in August 2018. Zverev later split with Lendl. In 2020, he partnered with David Ferrer but that coaching partnership didn’t last long either.