Alexander Zverev is certainly experiencing one of the best moments of his career. The German tennis player reached his first Grand Slam final at the US Open, then lost dramatically to Dominic Thiem in five sets, and won both ATP 250 tournaments held in Cologne in the past two weeks.
Zverev said he was very satisfied with his performances against Jannik Sinner and Diego Schwartzman, two of the toughest opponents faced in Germany, and has targeted the Masters 1000 in Paris-Bercy and above all the ATP Finals, a tournament he already won in 2018 beating both Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in two sets in the semifinal and final respectively.
Alexander Zverev ready to be a dad?
Sascha is a very reserved guy and doesn't like to talk about his private life, but this time his ex-girlfriend Brenda Patea thought about releasing some important information. The 27-year-old German of Romanian origin, one of the most famous models in her country, said she was expecting a baby from Zverev and was not on good terms with him.
"I am expecting a baby from Alex," Patea explained during an interview with the Bild newspaper. "There was a crisis between us because we have different visions of life. Anyone who lives alongside a professional athlete must submit to his choices.
I do not want to share the child's custody with him, it is out of the question: I will do everything to ensure that my child grows up in a harmonious and healthy environment. The baby wasn't in the plans, but luckily I'm in a position to raise him on my own."
The relationship between the two was made public in November 2019 and ended last summer, probably not in a civil manner. Patea has revealed that she is in her twentieth week of pregnancy and has hinted from her words that she does not want to share custody with Zverev.
We'll see if the current number seven of the ATP ranking will publicly respond to these heavy demands and if she will confirm the model's version in the next few hours. Zverev is coming off back-to-back titles captured in front of his home fans in Cologne.
This past Sunday, Zverev claimed a Cologne double after beating Diego Schwartzman in the Cologne 2 final. "I know in finals you have to play your best tennis to have a chance, so obviously [I am] extremely happy with my performance.
Probably the best match of the past two weeks here. Diego is someone that you can really struggle with. He is somebody who doesn't miss from the baseline," Zverev said. "You really have to win the match against him and I felt like that's what I did."
"Being back in Germany is obviously amazing. I'm looking forward to the rest of the season." Zverev was extremely happy with the way he performed against Schwartzman. "Today was a day when I felt like I could try things out on the court and a lot of things were working," Zverev added. "I'm obviously very happy with how I played."