20-year old Next Gen star Alexander “Sascha” Zverev, Jr. is only getting better with each match. Over the past few months, the German professional tennis player has really impressed tennis fans all over the globe and has quickly become a fan favorite. With his intimidating 6’6″ stature and impressive skills, no wonder he is the youngest player currently ranked in the ATP Top 30, standing at the #4 world ranking.
This year, Zverev won the Citi Open in Washington, DC that took place in early August. This came not too long after defeating Roger Federer in the finals of the Rogers Cup in Toronto. However, he did not have much success at this year’s U.S. Open and was recently eliminated in the round of 16 at the Shanghai Masters by Juan Martin del Potro.
The fact that Alexander has shown so much skill this past year we can’t help but call this time “The Zverev Takeover.” If he keeps this up, he might very well reach the #1 ATP ranking. He has had a sensational rise but is he the next big star in tennis or just enjoying what’s left of a lucky streak? Only time will tell.